Marcy Yerkes is finally back in her home state of South Carolina after spending 28 years in Laconia, New Hampshire, where she raised two daughters and taught art in grades K through 12. The whole time–more than 35 years in total–she has been a working artist.
Now her life has come full circle — returning to her roots and her passion for art full-time. She has created art in a variety of forms for private buyers as well as businesses and organizations. Presently, she is focusing on murals, paintings, illustrations, decorative and fine art. She uses her keen rendering skills to re-create the living things and places reminiscent of her Southern roots and spirit. Her training is evident through clear, crisp applications of paint that so fittingly characterize her subjects. Yerkes’s recent hand in alcohol ink as an alternative to oil paint reveals her versatility and innate artistic abilities.
Marcy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, a Teaching Certification in Art, and has taken advanced studies in illustration at Parson’s School of Design in New York. Visit her at southernaccentdesigns.com.