I have loved oil painting since elementary school. I trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have also recently trained at Ravenswood Atlier with Matt Almy in Chicago. My favorite subjects are landscapes, flowers, people. I also had a period of doing abstract paintings and resin.
I am originally from St. Louis, currently pursuing further training in Chicago, and live with my family in Springfield, IL where I have my own studio.
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Works reveal inspiration from great masters such as Manet and Caravaggio, and contemporary artists Matt Almy, Magdalena Almy, and Bruno Surdo.
My preferred technique includes using oil paint on canvas as the old masters did. Occasionally I use oil on board or masonite. More rarely I do an acrylic paint piece. I have also experimented using epoxy resin to add a uniqueness to some works.
Mark has had his work displayed at juried exhibitions at the ArtZ Studio in Springfield, IL; Hygge: Creating Sanctuary in St. Charles, IL; and the 2018 Spring Exhibition at the Chatham Public Library in Chatham, IL. He has also participated in juried fairs including the Spring Bloooms Festival Fine Arts and Craft Fair in Bloomington, IL and Hope for the Holidays in Springfield, IL. He also had his work shown at the St. Louis Artist's Guild in St. Louis, MO. He placed 8th overall and 4th in painting in 2018 at the Light, Space, and Time Online Art Gallery floral competition for his "Midnight Stargazer" painting.
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