I’m very excited to announce that I am creating several new paintings for The Seattle Art Fair 2022 in conjunction with my show in July at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle.  The Seattle Art Fair has become my top-of-the-list venue for the quality of art presented and you can’t beat the cuisine, friendly people, and natural beauty of Seattle.  Read about the 2022 Seattle Art Fair here.

Stay tuned for more news as I make headway creating these new paintings.

Hope to see you at one of my openings!

Mark

The Creation of a Show 

Landscapes and Portraits, Opens November 16th
Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Left: Detail of new portrait for this show.

I’ve been painting up a storm. Here’s a sneak peek into my studio to see two works I’ve just completed for the show at Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach.  It opens on November 16th and runs through January 10th. Join me for the artist’s reception on December 2nd if you’re in the area.

I’ve got a lot more work to make.  This new body of paintings will be primarily landscapes and a few portraits. If you’d like a glimpse into what an artist’s studio practice looks like check out this funny video I made for my YouTube Channel.  Painting for multiple shows with their ensuing deadlines brings a bit of pressure. I find humor goes a long way in getting myself to a place where creativity comes through and things start flowing again.

Check out this quick art studio video here:

Funny Studio Art Video

Juried show at Huntington Beach Art Center.

If you love landscape painting the way I do, you’ll want to check out this stellar group show of 120 beautiful landscape paintings at the Huntington Beach Art Center.

I’m so pleased that jurors chose my painting The Hike for this incredible show along with my painting Main Street.  Make a visit if you’re in the Southern California area. Curators Jim Elsberry and E.E. Jacks did a fantastic job building this impressive show.

Scapes and Scope:
Visions of the Land, Sea, and Urban Space

now showing through October 23rd.

My painting depicts a very different view from the one painted in Kindred Spirits, using the same rocky perch but after 250 years of settler colonialism.  It is a frightening scene of climate crisis as witnessed by a Black woman, who as Malcolm X observed, is “…the least protected person in America.”

I wrote more about this painting in my Blog, The Story Behind the Painting. You can read the full article here.

Check out the entire show of 120 paintings by some of America’s best artists: Scapes and Scope at Huntington Art Center