Artist Bio

Mark’s work covers a broad range of genre in Portraiture, Figurative, Still Life and Landscape painting. Although Mark did not begin painting until age 47, he is an accomplished local, regional and international award-winning artist.

Mark’s paintings have a natural feel of light, color, form, and atmosphere. As a representational painter, Mark works in a naturalistic style, both realistic and painterly. He likes the brush stroke to be visible, the hand of the artist evident.

Mark earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree at the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (PAFA), 2011, and completed a one-year Post Baccalaureate program at PAFA, 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Weber State University, 2007.

Mark’s studio is in downtown Huntsville, Utah, where he paints prolifically and teaches painting classes to a limited number of adult students weekly. For more information about painting classes, please contact Mark..

Awards, Honors & Commissions include:

  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center (ARC), 14th International ARC Salon, 2019 Finalist, YoYo’s.

  • Official portrait commission, Weber State University President Charles A Wight, 2018.

  • 1st place, Springville Museum of Art, 92nd Annual Spring Salon, 2016, Swimming Lessons.

  • 1st place, Logan Fine Art Gallery, Fall Salon, 2015, Spring Morning.

  • 1st place, Eccles Community Art Center’s State-Wide Invitational, 2014, Sugar & SPICE.

  • 1st place, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, State Wide Invitational, 2013, Expressions of Quilly.

  • International Artists Magazine, Masters Showcase Feature, Feb/Mar issue 2013, All Played Out.

  • Grand Prize Over All Fine Art, Utah State Fair, 2013, Tree Thinking.

  • Best of Show, Professional Fine Arts, Utah State Fair, 2013, Tree Thinking.

  • Popular Award, Painting Fine Arts, Utah State Fair, 2013, Tree Thinking.

  • Official portrait commission, Weber State University President F. Ann Millner, 2013.

  • Certificate of Excellence Award, Portrait Society of America, 14th Annual International portraitCompetition, 2012, All Played Out.

  • Fellowship Juried Prize, For Outstanding Achievement at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
    Arts, The Unbroken Line -1897, 2010, All Played Out.

  • Other commissions include Ben, Jay, and Dave Wadman of Wadman Corporation,
    Spencer Young Sr. and Sam Young of Young Automotive Group, Dr. Kathryn MacKay Professor
    of WSU, Dr. Gene Sessions of WSU, Sherry Young, Ann Cottrell, Ivan Quist, LaVoie Quist, Alan
    and Jeannie Hall for the Goddard School of Business, WSU.