Mark has been enamored with mood, light, drama, and color for as long as he can remember. Adding those elements to an emotional tie, a great design, artistic expression, and one quickly sees why his art is widely sought after across the country. Mark has won many awards for his art, however, his strongest desire is to tell a story that will cause the viewer to ponder the important things in life—family, passion, history, faith, purpose, and living in the moment.
He says that growing up in the country gave him a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for the moment. He vividly recalls a covey of quail bursting to flight in the Piney Woods while hunting as a teen and the mist rising off the pond while fishing in the early morning.
The idea of “chasing the light” is clearly demonstrated in Mark’s signature painting for the 33rd Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, “Rise Above.” To learn more about the painting, which has held a grand place in the lobby of the Historic Wort Hotel, click here. “Rise Above” will be sold at a live auction during the 22nd Annual Jackson Hole QuickDraw Art Sale and Auction. The auction will be a part of the thrilling conclusion of 90-minutes of alfresco painting by local and nationally-known artists who infuse their art with the excitement of the environment. The artists introduce their pieces and the competitive bidding begins!
Would you like to have the chance to meet Mark? Don’t miss the poster signing and reception on Wednesday, September 13 from 3:00-5:00pm at West Lives On Galleries, 55 and 75 N Glenwood. Friends and fans are invited to visit the gallery and get a personally-signed print of “Rise Above.” The event will be followed by the “One Man Show” during the special Wednesday Art Walk.
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in the Rocky Mountain West. Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn each year to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. Learn more at www.jacksonholechamber.com/events-calendar/fall-arts-festival.