The Art


A self-taught painter from the east coast, Palm Springs artist David Marvel focuses on exploring new and empowered representations of trans and gender non-conforming people in his life, creating visually inclusive portrayals outside of the borders of traditional social convention. His work celebrates the subject’s strength and raw beauty, as well as their vulnerability and spirit, going beyond how one presents themselves to the world at large, to something more powerfully intimate.

This work is currently on display at Jorge Mendez Gallery ( in Palm Springs. For more information on David and this project, please go to Instagram: @marvel_us