Award-winning wildlife artist from Minnesota with a life-long appreciation of nature uses a combination of natural talent, balsam wood, colored pencils, and passion to illustrate animals and birds creating one of a kind original art pieces.
“I have always had a great love and appreciation of wildlife, especially birds, which inspire most of my work. I took art classes back in high school and later a commercial art course at St. Paul College, which I graduated from, and worked in that field for a number of years.
My artwork is all original and varies from birds to fish and almost anything that walks our forests and fields. My choice of medium is colored pencil used on basswood and butternut pieces. I use acrylic paint for other unique surfaces such as canoe paddles and saw blades. Working out of my St. Paul studio, I first sketch on each surface very lightly and then render it into a beautiful life-like creation. Each piece of art is completed with the application of a finishing glaze. Many of the pieces I create range in size from 5” x 7” up to 16” x 28”. I also do customized commissioned work for customers.”
Mark’s pieces are available for purchase in the National Eagle Center gift store. For inquiries, please email Gift Store Manager Tiana Lueck at email@example.com.