20″ X 26″
watercolor, pen & ink on paper, on wood
An artist with a unique sensibility, Mark has made a name for himself in the Boston area, showing since the 1980s in such notable spaces as the Mobilia Gallery, the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, Brick Bottom, and Joy Street Studios, the Newton Public Library, 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, and the De Cordova Museum Store in Lincoln. His work has caught the eye of collectors Andre Previn and architect Graham Gund, among others.
Mark draws inspiration from well-known 20th century artist-illustrators whose hybrid work hovers between cartoon and serious painting; artists and illustrators like Saul Steinberg, Guy Billout, Paul Klee, Folon, and Rene Magritte. He has a penchant for word play – a painting may turn on a phrase; and that gift of seeing the absurd in the everyday.”
Recently Mark has completed two books “Thinking Inside The Box”, a collection of cartoons, and “Dudley’s Undoubtably Useful Products” an imaginary catalogue of unusual “products” circa 1925.