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MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 20089 years ago
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Something That's True.

If you're having fun, you're probably not doing real art.

Mark

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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 20089 years ago
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Artist is Servant of the Work

Art is a vast lake. I am channeling my little trickle into it today.

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 20089 years ago
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Mark Says...
"For me, art is a verb."

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TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 20089 years ago
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Charleston Show

To view Mark's work showing in Hatfield 2 Fine Art Gallery in Charleston click the link below...

 

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 01, 200710 years ago
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Linocut Editions with Very Few Remaining

Painted Lady            2                                   Day and Night           5

 Aileen                     1                                     Boston Harbor           2

Cabin Interior            1                                   Carolina Boy Choir     7

Cello Quintet            5                                    Crafts Class              3

Daisies                    2                                    Epiphany                  2

Hampton Snow II      3                                    Hampton Winter        5

Hencoop Road         1                                    House of the Woods  7

House on a Hill         3                                   Peter, James & John  1

Poinsettia                 1                                   Skylights                  8

Snow City                 3                                   St Luke's Munich       2

The Wave...               1                                   Three Pigs                3

Virginia Hills              1                                   Winter Zinnias           7

Zinnias and Fields      2                                   Zinnias in Jar             5

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 200710 years ago
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Atlanta Boy Choir 50th Anniversary Celebration Linocut Edition

You will notice the brand new edition to my linocuts is a piece that I was commissioned to do as a gift for my dear childhood friend and now director of the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Boy Choir, David White!

I had the privilege of working on this piece over the period of about a year. And I was able to present it to him in person at the 50th anniversary kick-off concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta featuring the world's most superb collatura soprano, Elizabeth Futral along with the Atlanta Boy Choir!

I was so honored and humbled to be included in this celebration for this amazing organization that helps young boys be the "Best Boys They Can Be."

Congratulations to David and Rosemary White and The Boys. May you have many more glorious years of concertizing and numerous chances to unleash "random acts of beauty" in all corners of the world!

THANK YOU to the generous donor who made the piece and the presentation possible!

Kudos!

Mark

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MONDAY, MARCH 26, 200710 years ago
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Hampton III, Ltd. One-Man Show

Here are websites where you can access images of all the completed batiks and a news article detailing a few of the pieces from my show at the Hampton III Gallery on Thursday night. Seeing the show up and finished was immensley gratifying. I'm so thankful to all who helped.

http://www.hamptoniiigallery.com/index.php?id=500

http://greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070325/ENT01/703250301/1056/ENT

 

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FRIDAY, MARCH 09, 200710 years ago
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Flipping Through a Sketch Book

This is just a random sampling of subject matter that I'm presented with on a daily basis ranging from interiors of old Charleston houses, to sleeping babies, to interiors of churches & restaurants.

I know I'm gleaning from natural form and learning from it. If I'm not actually learning, it's reinforcing what I already know.

You will find a study of Pendleton Street which is a key element in my West Side batik show coming up in two weeks. And you will also see the drawing I did of the Atlanta Boy Choir Friends and Family Concert last weekend.

 

Sketchbook Drawings

Random sketchbook material.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 08, 200710 years ago
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A Wrinkle in Line

This drawing reminds of my early exploits into art. I couldn't have been older than second grade when an elderly lady sat for me. I was mesmerized by her wrinkles and did my best to get them while I was drawing. Upon completing the drawing I presented it to her and told her that I was very sorry I couldn't get all the wrinkles. My mother was embarassed, but the woman was rather amused. Through the eyes of a child you are who you appear to be. There's no shame in that.

I guess I was a visual artist from the beginning. Sentimentality can close our eyes to the unexpected essence of life. The things we think are bad--are they really?

Abraham Lincoln said, "After forty, you are responsible for your face." The expressions, the demeanor, the attitude and the lines are all dictated by the spirit that governs your face. Even the lines that are God given fall in pleasant places when the attitude is sweet.

Off to make more cracks (in batiks),

Mark

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FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 200710 years ago
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Ansonborough Petite

Petite but not batik. This acrylic bespeaks the antiquity of this area of Charleston as well as a bit of the mystery that I feel as I overlook it. One must savor Charleston personally to appreciate it--Charleston in it's nooks and crannies, not just it's Rainbow Row.

Retreating to the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration & refreshment,

Mark

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