Drece L. Guy
Drece L. Designs
Drece is a South Side graduate who has a heart for the arts! During his younger years, Drece enjoyed the character “JJ” who was portrayed as an artist on the show Good Times (which displayed the works of Ernie Barnes). Drece’s impressions of art were nurtured by his Middle School Art Teacher, Mr. Jordan and High School Art Teachers, Mrs. Waldschimdt and Mrs. Sanders. In 2011, Drece’s passion for creating art was rekindled after participating in an oil painting class. Years later, Drece transitioned to acrylic painting. Drece’s goal is to explore color and movement through abstraction, which speaks to the soul.
Drece is a self-taught artist who continues to formulate his style and voice through the pieces that he creates. Drece has an interest in contemporary art and describes painting as a form of expression that exudes freedom, joy and peace. Drece is amazed and inspired by nature and gospel music, which guides him to create bright, bold, and vivid pieces. Drece utilizes easels sometimes when he paints but prefers to paint on the floor.
Drece has been able to locally showcase his art through organizational events, the most recent being with the Art of Hope exhibition at the Allen County Public Library. In 2020, Drece painted his first mural at the Art this Way event at the AEP Plaza and Art of Hope exhibition at the Allen County Public Library. In 2021, Drece participated in the Kekionga Plein Air Event, was a guest on the PBS show Arts in Focus and featured in December issue of Fort Wayne Magazine. Drece currently has paintings display at the Fort Wayne Artist Guild Pop Up Gallery at Jefferson Pointe, Three Rivers Galleries North and East and North Side Galley.
Drece has been inspired by local artists, Michael Johnson and Theo Smith, and influenced by the works of John Beckley. As a middle-aged man, husband, and father of three little princesses, Drece’s familial values and compassion leads him to having his strong, artistic flow, known in the art community!