Enter Marcus Escribano’s art studio in Danbury, and the first thing visible is a whiteboard with random numbers. The smell of oil paint and an array of portraits fill every corner of his studio based at Western Connecticut State University.
Escribano, 27, is an award-winning African-Latin American artist based in Danbury. But during his first two years at WCSU, Escribano said he was lost and had no motivation because he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. He then took a year and a half off, during which he discovered photography. He now takes his love for photography and turns it into a different art form – painting.