Maurice Stockton III has been drawing and painting since age three. He studied art throughout his thirteen years at Isidore Newman School. He received his BFA from Mississippi State University in graphic design and other emphases (other majors) in photography and painting. Maurice has been commissioned to paint murals at businesses and private homes. He has regularly shown with art organizations in the area. He has taught in the Jefferson Parish Talent Visual Art Program. His favorite media are acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, watercolor, collage, mixed media, photography and video.
Each piece I create is an intuitive journey for me. I enjoy the magic that happens along the way. My preference is to work part to whole as I build an image. Even though I have a mental picture in my head, I do not let that interfere with the evolution of my work. During my process, my art develops a specific personality and a certain order.
I’m happiest using drawing media and painting media on paper. Instead of planning my art from beginning to end, I trust spontaneous impulses. They give me the best results. They also excite me. I don’t like to hem myself in, while completing a project.
Many of my drawings and paintings are derivative of doodle sketches. Each one is more finished and reflects a conclusion to an artistic exploration. I like going into new directions and discovering new ways to use my favorite media.