Mark took advantage of the lull in juried events and competions during the Black Hole of Covid to continue painting AND write his memoirs.  The writing project was inspired by a Father's Day gift from his daughter Brooke - a subscription to StoryWorth.  12 months and 480 pages later "Life's a Journey..." was born.  It was a great experience!

Mark has won Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, People’s Choice, Award of Merit, Patron’s Purchase, multiple Quick Draw, and Honorable Mention awards. Mark’s paintings are in numerous public and private collections.  Mark’s painting was selected by the LAVENDER ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO for the poster image for  the ANNUAL COLORADO LAVENDER FESTIVAL OF 2019. Colorado Mesa University recently purchased three major studio paintings for their new Health Science Building, and three pieces are permanent installations at the Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Mark’s work is represented by the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, Co and at the Main Street Gallery in Grand Junction. He also plans on teaching workshops in his studio in Grand Junction, Co. which will include regularly venturing out of doors to demonstrate and mentor plein air painting.


Juried Art Events: En Plein Air Texas - San Angelo, Texas, Plein Air Santa Fe, Colorado National Monument Plein Air, “Capturing the Beauty of Open Lands” - Douglas County Land Conservancy, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Invitational, Small Works Exhibit at the Fechin and Blumenschein Taos Art Museums, Central City Plein Air, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico National Invitational,  Paint the Peninsula Plein Air Invitational - Port Angeles, Wa., Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest - Rockport, Tx., Plein Air Rockies - RMNP, Estes Valley Plein Air, Enchanted Lands exhibit Albuquerque, NM., Colorado Plein Air 16 paintings over 5 years, 33rd All Colorado Art Show Greenwood Village, Co., All Colorado Art Show - Depot Art Gallery Littleton, Co






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