Marvin has been a successful portrait & mural artist for over 10 years. Established in Santa Cruz, CA since 2003. Marvin has captured hundreds of pets and people commissions in and around the Monterey Bay area. 


BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

One-Person Exhibitions
2010   ArtWorx Gallery, Santa Cruz, California 
2010   Vinocruz, Santa Cruz, California

Group Exhibitions 
2013   Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California 

2012   Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, California
2012   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, California
2011   Robert Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, California
2011   Santa Cruz Picture Framing, Santa Cruz, California
2011   Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, California
2011   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, California
2010   Pajaro Valley Arts Council and Gallery, Watsonville, California
2010   Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, California
2010   The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, California
2010   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, California
2009   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, California
2008   Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, California

Public Commissions Site-Specific

Native Animals - graphic traffic light box, Felton, California, acrylic -64”x36”x36”x36”

Jazz Alley Mural, downtown alley, Kuumbwa Jazz Society, Santa Cruz, California, acrylic -12’x100’

Steamer Lane Mural, industrial warehouse along railroad tracks, Santa Cruz, California, acrylic -20’x130’

Otters Mural, railroad shack (addition to Steamer lane mural), Santa Cruz, California, acrylic 8'x6‘x6’

Animal Portraits, Santa Cruz County Animal Services Facility, Santa Cruz, California, 7 framed charcoal on paper 70”x24” & 7 prints on canvas 70”x24”

Woodrow - graphic traffic light box, Santa Cruz, California, acrylic -52”x48”

Selected Bibliography
Mergner, Lee. Kuumbwa Jazz Center Unveils Jazz Mural. Jazz Times; Madavor
Media, February 23, 2011

Hannula, Tarmo. Jazz mural completed in Santa Cruz.  Register Pajaronian;
News Media Corporation, October 21, 2010

Baine, Wallace. This way to Jazz Alley. Santa Cruz Sentinel, MediaNews
Group, October 16, 2010

Broecker, Scott. Canine Impressions. Coastal Canine. Issue 4, Fall 2009.

Martin, Christa. Making Waves. Good Times; Mainstreet Media, August 29,

Coffey, Ward. Outside. September 24, 2009