Mark started painting at the young and tender age of 60. He is self taught in the art of talking about himself in the third person rather than learning that in art school like most artists. He studied under David Hockney Vincent Van Gogh and Vincent Price. He won the Zsa Zsa Award for being able to wear three hats at once while painting.
He once did a painting without getting any paint on his hands or the table. You may notice that some of his paintings were actually done by his pet monkey. Unfortunately the monkey sold more paintings than Mark last year. Mark has stolen ideas from some of the greatest artists. For instance he got the idea to spread butter on the canvas from Frederico Gabelli a waiter at the Four Seasons. It was his idea though to add jelly. After experimenting with other foods he gave up when a lobster bit him on the nose.
Seriously though If anyone had predicted ten years ago that painting would be an important part of my life or that people would pay actual American dollars for my paintings or that I would receive some honors in regard to them I would have offered them a beautiful white coat that fastened in the back. But the truth of the matter is that painting has become an important part of my life. Ten years ago I would have said why would I try painting I can't draw worth a lick (whatever a lick was going for in those days) but I gave it a shot and found I liked it. The time goes by so quickly when I paint and if something is bothering me before I start painting I forget what it was as I get lost in the process.
I would urge everyone to try it. What have you got to lose. You might just surprise yourself.
Opening show of Out of the Blue Too Gallery
Central Square Cambridge, MA
11/4 through 1/4 2014-15
Solo Show July 6-August 4 2014
The Middle East Central Square Cambridge
Multiple Shows Webster Place Gallery
March 2014 Boston from Cambridge in Winter chosen as theme for legislative breakfast at Massachusetts State House.
December 2012 Boston from Cambridge in Winter chosen to be holiday card for two non profits.
May 2012 Boston from Cambridge in Summer chosen to be on the fundraising t-shirt for large non profit.
October 2011 Painting of Bill Russell
Headlined Show at Webster Place Gallery.