Marrus is creating Fantastical, metaphorical fine art for the smart!
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I paint visual metaphors for the human condition.

As an artist in New Orleans, I get to share wild stories populated with carriage rides and crack addicts, swing dancers and swingers, blinding beauty and burgeoning crime. Truth is stranger than fiction, and this is rarely more true than here in the City That Care Forgot.

I’ve spent 25 years criss-crossing the country, selling my work at renaissance festivals, sci-fi cons, BDSM conventions and anywhere else people are bored with paintings of landscapes. (I even wrote a book about it: "Lightsurfing: Living Life in the Front of My Mouth", an anecdotal, autobiographical journey of what it takes to carve your own path in the world. (It's got cool pictures if you don't feel like reading. You can order it on Amazon, and you can see my paintings here.)

But that sparkling whirlwind, working with thousands of festival-goers in every flavor of weather, driving for a week, and sleeping in the back of my car, has taken its toll. The business brain is diametrically opposed to the brain that needs space to birth these visions into the world.

It is my hope that you, beloved patron, will help me do what I was put on the planet to do!

PS: (I plan to eventually make "New Work" posts open to the public, but my Patrons get to see it first!)
Rewards
Treasured Tribe
$3 or more per month
SO grateful you think I’m entertaining! Tell me how I’m doing, since you’ll have access to my patron-only stream.


You have first crack at finished work before anybody else, and you'll also get 15% off EVERYTHING in my online store. (Please message me here - don't go through the shop!) 

Enlightened Circle
$5 or more per month
In addition to my Treasured Tribe rewards, get behind-the-scenes with sketches, notes and reference to learn how paintings get born.


You'll also get 15% off EVERYTHING in my online store.  (Please message me here - don't go through the shop!) 

Intimate Kin
$10 or more per month
Wow, you’re already really into me, so let’s get intimate!  (Of course you get the other stuff mentioned above. )


Questions? I’ll pick some and answer in a blog post. You an artist, too? Send your favorite pieces for a critique online. (Be anonymous if you wanna.) Help others benefit from your new knowledge!

Artful Archaelogists
$25 or more per month
Exclusive access to 40+ years of drawings (as they get scanned).  See the progression of  skill from child to adult, and the symbolism which threads through the work today.


Of course you get all the earlier rewards!

Guru Marrusian
$100 or more per month
THANK YOU.


Including the other rewards, I'll share videos of life and art here in New Orleans!


Have an idea? I’ll do a 12x12” drawing with you! (You gotta be a patron for six months.)


And, gimme an address, I’ll mail you cool surprises:)

Goals
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My goal is to spend more time in my studio, and be able to travel for inspiration, instead of always lugging all my stuff with me...that's as far as I've gotten. I need the headspace to do what I was put on the planet to do. I figure a million bucks will help with that:)

If I come up with something better, I'll letcha know.
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I paint visual metaphors for the human condition.

As an artist in New Orleans, I get to share wild stories populated with carriage rides and crack addicts, swing dancers and swingers, blinding beauty and burgeoning crime. Truth is stranger than fiction, and this is rarely more true than here in the City That Care Forgot.

I’ve spent 25 years criss-crossing the country, selling my work at renaissance festivals, sci-fi cons, BDSM conventions and anywhere else people are bored with paintings of landscapes. (I even wrote a book about it: "Lightsurfing: Living Life in the Front of My Mouth", an anecdotal, autobiographical journey of what it takes to carve your own path in the world. (It's got cool pictures if you don't feel like reading. You can order it on Amazon, and you can see my paintings here.)

But that sparkling whirlwind, working with thousands of festival-goers in every flavor of weather, driving for a week, and sleeping in the back of my car, has taken its toll. The business brain is diametrically opposed to the brain that needs space to birth these visions into the world.

It is my hope that you, beloved patron, will help me do what I was put on the planet to do!

PS: (I plan to eventually make "New Work" posts open to the public, but my Patrons get to see it first!)

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Rewards
Treasured Tribe
$3 or more per month
SO grateful you think I’m entertaining! Tell me how I’m doing, since you’ll have access to my patron-only stream.


You have first crack at finished work before anybody else, and you'll also get 15% off EVERYTHING in my online store. (Please message me here - don't go through the shop!) 

Enlightened Circle
$5 or more per month
In addition to my Treasured Tribe rewards, get behind-the-scenes with sketches, notes and reference to learn how paintings get born.


You'll also get 15% off EVERYTHING in my online store.  (Please message me here - don't go through the shop!) 

Intimate Kin
$10 or more per month
Wow, you’re already really into me, so let’s get intimate!  (Of course you get the other stuff mentioned above. )


Questions? I’ll pick some and answer in a blog post. You an artist, too? Send your favorite pieces for a critique online. (Be anonymous if you wanna.) Help others benefit from your new knowledge!

Artful Archaelogists
$25 or more per month
Exclusive access to 40+ years of drawings (as they get scanned).  See the progression of  skill from child to adult, and the symbolism which threads through the work today.


Of course you get all the earlier rewards!

Guru Marrusian
$100 or more per month
THANK YOU.


Including the other rewards, I'll share videos of life and art here in New Orleans!


Have an idea? I’ll do a 12x12” drawing with you! (You gotta be a patron for six months.)


And, gimme an address, I’ll mail you cool surprises:)