Parris Stancell

Staff Artist

Parris Stancell spent his childhood drawing; always fascinated with the human figure and inspired by his exposure to European museums and the theater as the son of a U.S. serviceman. These colorful experiences sparked his creative interest and began Parris’ life long drive to study the arts and art history.

Stancell’s creative spirit lie dormant during his stint in the 82ND Airborne where the “macho” soldier ruled out over the insightful artist every time.

It was at Fleisher Art Memorial that Parris developed his talent and his portfolio which he used to gain acceptance at the Philadelphia College of Art. From 1979-1981 Parris mainly studied drawing in various mediums with only six hours a week spent on painting techniques.

Stancell has worked with Mural Arts since 1991.

Last updated: Sep 19, 2018