Mark has been painting in oils for nearly 50 years. His early career as an Army illustrator in Vietnam led to commercial magazine illustration in L.A. for 10 years. In 1983 he became a full time professional artist participating in major Western and Wildlife shows, garnering continuous accolades of 20 awards in 20 years. A Life Member of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters and a Signature Artist with the Cincinnati Art Club. All paintings are original and researched in the field. Highly regarded in private and corporate collections. Mark and his wife moved to Kentucky in 2005.