Born and raised in Montana, Mark has been a full time artist for over 20 years. Studying architecture in college provided the foundation for understanding shape, balance, and color. Years of work experience as a builder instituted a solid start to structure and form. A construction background has also been helpful for making his own frames.
Mark has been painting teepees and old style western images on canvas from an early age but has recently experimented with a modern twist. His work is currently showing at Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY, and Park City, UT, Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman, MT, Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID, and L.A. Design in Missoula, MT.
People's Choice Award from Oil Painters of America, Western Region
Museum Award from Art Of The West
Accepted into Oil Painters of America national show
Juried into CM Russell Art Show in Great Falls, MT
Multiple publications and articles featured in Park City Utah, Jackson Hole, WY
Featured Artist in Western Art Collector Magazine