Mark is an artist who enjoys an outdoor life; hunting, fishing, and packing into the Wyoming wilderness. His plein air work in oil and watercolor is yet another reason to be outdoors. He strives for authenticity in artworks that not only evoke an impression of the time and place, but imply a story that connect them to ourselves. He likes to incorporate western history, mountain lore, and cowboy mythology in his work.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Mark returned to his hometown of Cody where he worked with acclaimed artist Harry Jackson, his mentor and friend. In 2002 he accepted an art teaching position with the Natrona County schools. Now retired, he paints full time and teaches part time with workshops, Casper College Community Education classes ,and Nicolaysen Art Museum education programs. He divides his time between studios in Casper, Wyoming and Kelly in Jackson Hole.
Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Wyoming Watercolor Society 32nd Annual National Exhibit, Sheridan, Wyoming
Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum,
Gallery 321, Casper Artist's Guild, Casper Wyoming
Driggs Plein Air Festival, Driggs, Idaho
Teton Plein Air Painters, "On Location" exhibit, Art Association of Jackson Hole
Wyoming Watercolor Society "Range of Vision", Gallery 321, Casper Artist's Guild
Metro Coffee Company, Casper, Wyoming
Kelly on the Gros Ventre, Kelly, Wyoming
Chapman, Valdez, and Lansing, Jackson, Wyoming