Maci Fulton’s paintings to be featured

Maci Fulton’s acrylic images courtesy: Fulton

Maci Fulton is known as a committed third-year chemistry student at Florida A&M who aspires to be a physician.

But there’s more to her story. Fulton has another skill that makes her unique: acrylic painting.

 Over the past four years Fulton has painted acrylic portraits. These vivid portraits display the beauty of Black and Brown people, highlighting Fulton’s attention to detail and eye for complimentary color schemes. 

Tyree Johnson, recipient of a portrait piece, appreciated that each piece of Fulton’s art had a unique identity and evoked raw emotion in him. 

“What stood out to me about Maci’s art is that she gave the painting a creative twist. From the background to the color choice, each painting had an individual story depending on the use and the feelings she wanted to convey,”  Johnson added. 

After reviewing Fulton’s art, her admiration for her environment is clear. Her portrait paintings show the sophisticated approach to capturing the unique essence of her subjects. 

“The world is my muse, from the intricate patterns of tree branches to the vibrant hues of sunsets, nature never fails to inspire me. While I draw inspiration from the natural elements around me, my focus lies in painting people,” Fulton said. 

Her giving nature inspires those who receive her art to sing her praises and acknowledge her kind personality outside of being an artist.  

FAMU alumni Aleksei Nelson, Fulton’s former classmate, recalled seeing her artistic talent for the first time and described her art as beautiful. 

“While in Nicaragua on a clinical trip she mentioned that she paints. She showed me her catalog and it was amazing. I offered to buy her art and she kindly used a photo of me to complete a self-portrait and I received it as a graduation gift,” Nelson said. 

Fulton does a superb job at painting people with melanin skin, which to some artists is a daunting task. However, she enjoys using her artistic talent to display the beauty of Black women in their natural essence. 

“Black women are often overlooked, and our beauty is underestimated, yet unmatched. Despite the racial stereotypes I aim to highlight the beauty and radiance of Black women in their entirety. My art is a form of self-expression that celebrates my identity,” Fulton said. 

To celebrate the diversity of Black women’s beauty, Fulton’ will be hosting a showcase event at 215 West College Ave. on March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to win a free custom painted portrait.