ARK-LA-TEXCOMIC CON 2017
© ARK-LA-TEX COMIC CON 2017
If you've seen the Scott Joplin mural in downtown Texarkana, you've seen the work of versatile artist Arthur (Art) Pletcher. Before painting the Joplin mural, Pletcher listened to his music, read about him and tried to capture the period in which Joplin wrote his unique music. “I always try to do as much research as I can,” he said. Pletcher, who grew up in Detroit, Mich., said, “Since about age 3, they started calling me Art the Artist. My first memories are of drawing pictures and showing them to my mother.” The urge to draw and paint never left Pletcher, and his mother encouraged him to keep drawing and painting. “My mother had a way of nurturing talent,” he recalled. Pletcher sold his first portrait at age 14, while in high school. He prefers painting projects that enhance the community or are comforting to family members who have lost loved ones.Forbearance (2014).

Art Pletcher

ARK-LA-TEX COMIC CON 2017
© ARK-LA-TEX COMIC CON 2017
If you've seen the Scott Joplin mural in downtown Texarkana, you've seen the work of versatile artist Arthur (Art) Pletcher. Before painting the Joplin mural, Pletcher listened to his music, read about him and tried to capture the period in which Joplin wrote his unique music. “I always try to do as much research as I can,” he said. Pletcher, who grew up in Detroit, Mich., said, “Since about age 3, they started calling me Art the Artist. My first memories are of drawing pictures and showing them to my mother.” The urge to draw and paint never left Pletcher, and his mother encouraged him to keep drawing and painting. “My mother had a way of nurturing talent,” he recalled. Pletcher sold his first portrait at age 14, while in high school. He prefers painting projects that enhance the community or are comforting to family members who have lost loved ones.Forbearance (2014).

Art Pletcher