Mr. Markham earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He concentrated in Studio Art with an emphasis on architectural rendering and 3-D sculptural design work. He has two graduate degrees in Art Education and Art Therapy from Florida International University and Florida State University.
He was Sallie Mae 1999/2000 Rookie Middle School Teacher of the Year for the Miami-Dade County Public School System. While teaching in Miami, Mr. Markham has taught Magnet Art, Vocational and Pre-Vocational Technology Education and Graphic Arts Technology Education. He has served as a juror for various art contests for both youth and adult. He has also specialized in working with people with developmental disabilities teaching them art techniques and marketing practices to help them with income generation through personal art production.
He has lived abroad for more than seven years in South East Asia, mainly Thailand, where he served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer Rural Water Supply Technician. He also served as a US Crisis Corps Post-Tsunami Recovery Specialist, and worked on collaborative Royal Thai Red Cross, US Red Cross, and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies rural development projects. His art work encompasses themes from his international experienced while filtered through the lens of his traditional North American upbringing in Southern Virginia.
Through this virtual gallery it is hoped that people and artists can
continue to enjoy the art that was part of Fire Ants Fine Arts Studio!
Fire Ants Fine Arts Studio was originally a collaboration with fellow Art Therapy students. It has provided a venue for “that starving artist” experience and an opportunity to meet many artists and help exhibit their art over the course of Fire Ants’ existence in RR Square. Among his favorite experiences include three annual October Disability Awareness Month exhibits, hosting several Master Thesis Art Exhibits (including his own), and being a part of the First Friday cultural experience of Downtown Tallahassee.
Samples of Past Art Work Pictured Below.
Commissions are Always Welcome!