About IXT Studio

Meet the Artists

Erick Adrian Marquez and Mayling Pao
Based out of West Palm Beach, their work can be currently viewed at the Lot 23 Studio & Gallery. Their portfolio consists of fine art, body painting, murals, sculpture, illustration, & graphic design.


Erick Adrian Marquez

Erick Adrian Marquez during city event in downtown West Palm Beach.

Erick Adrian Marquez- sculptor, muralist, and published comic book artist - with a style that's bold and unique. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, he's done several projects for Bluewater comics, including cover and all interior art for the Conan O'Brien bio-comic.

His professional experience began with an internship at DC Comics in New York City, before his graduation from the Kansas City Art Institute.

As a professional freelance artist, he has also worked on William Shatner Presents: Man O'War and Vincent Price Presents: Road Rage.

Currently, he is working on 3 independent projects:

  • Prairie City Response -a super hero comic book written by Marshall Edwards
  • Mayfly #2 - part 2 of a horror series written by Marshall Edwards
  • Blacklands published by Outland Entertainment

View Erick Marquez' Portfolio

Mayling Pao

Mayling Pao competing during Art Battle in Northwood Village.

Mayling Pao was born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua and raised in South Florida.

She attended the prestigious high school, New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO.

Prior to graduating KCAI, she began her professional illustration experience with an internship and later freelancing for the Kansas City Star newspaper. Over 20 of her color illustrations have been published in the newspaper.

Her fine art has been exhibited in galleries and art festivals in Miami and West Palm Beach, FL, and Kansas City, MO

Her expertise in web development and search engine optimization has led her to teach full-day beginner's workshops in HTML/CSS & SEO for real estate investors and small business owners.

Mayling Pao is also a body painter with experience as one of four lead makeup artists for the haunted houses at the well-known Fright Nights attraction at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Recently, she has been commissioned to create a public art installation at Dreher Park.

When she is not painting or sculpting in her studio, she enjoys teaching art to inspire creativity in children.

Other Websites

Check out our other websites: