Location: Sacramento, California
Date Joined: 05/12/2011
Average Artist Rating 7 votes
Mark has studied painting and drawing in college and at The School of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, CA. He has also studied landscape painting in Italy. His work has been shown in a number of juried exhibitions and in galleries all over the United States. His awards include an HONORABLE MENTION for "The Guitar Player in San Gimignano", and an EMERGING ARTIST SPECIAL AWARD for "Michael" at the X-Power Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA. 2009 International Art Competition.
I wanted to convey the depth of motion of the human figure, landscape, or still life both active and at rest. The result became a form of sculptural abstract imagery of not only the subject itself, but rather the time and space that it occupies in a single moment, or several single moments reducing the form into less complicated shapes. After several drafts I begin developing areas to gain the effect of either greater tension or greater flow. This combined with an edge on edge effect is what gives my work a dimensional depth. The result is a juxtaposition of organic and artificial forms giving my work a sculptural presence.
The Cowboy Banjo Player
Large Cow Skull
Large Abstract Roses in Vase P
Abstract Mountain Lake 1
Abstract Autumn Trees
on 06/21/2011 adhgraphicdesign said:
I love Marks work, though very original reminds me subtly of Picasso. Painting is hard to do abstract or realism, and I am. Impressed and inspired!