Artist Statement & Bio
Originally from Cincinnati, Marvin was voted most talented of his senior class at Princeton High School (1982). He went on to study oils under the late Henry Koerner at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh earning a degree in Visual Communications. In 2013 his new works were featured in a number of venues around Charlotte, North Carolina including winning “Best of Show” at the Hart Witzen SHOWDOWN EVENT in 2013 and again in 2016. Since his premier in (2013), Marvin has been featured in the Charlotte Business Journal – Book of List (2013, 2016), and in (2018) is featured on the cover. Additional art appearances at Art with Heart, Art Unleashed, FABO Art Café, and he has taught dozens of workshops and classes painting classes. Currently showing numerous originals at Legion Brewing South Park, Charlotte NC. Espy is emerging as one of Charlotte’s most talented and versatile artists.
Marvin and his wife Tracy live in Charlotte and have a daughter Sydney who is a recent graduate of Meredith College.