is a direct reflection of the love and admiration that I have
for the environment. Nature is so complicated, so diverse, yet
My task as a painter is to break down the complexity, look for
the simplicity and retain the harmony. I hope that the viewer
of my work will share my admiration for the beauty of the natural
world and the need to cherish and protect it."
Marc teaches plein air landscape painting on a regular basis
at the Minnesota River School of Fine Art in Burnsville, MN.
He says " I love working with other painters in their pursuit
to better their craft. My goal is not to have them assimilate
my style and technique, but to teach them how to more closely
examine the subject and apply the principles that representational
painters must follow to become effective visual communicators."
Marc has shown his work in galleries and museums around the country
and the world since the early 1980's.
Marc has studied with some of our great painters, like Richard
Schmid and Zhang Wen Xin, to further his own knowledge. He is
a signature member of The Oil Painters of America and a professional
member of The National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters.
Marc has garnered a number of national awards including placing
twice in The Pastel Journal's 'Pastel 100' competition, and winning
an Award of Excellence at the O.P.A. National Exhibit in 2000.
EDUCATION: Art Center College of Design ~ Pasadena, CA 1976 -1978
Sierra College ~ Rocklin, California 1973 - 1976.
AWARDS: Pastel Journal ~ 2003 PASTELS 100 ~ Fifth Place Landscape
~ Two Honorable Mention Awards, Landscape
Pastel Journal ~ 2002 PASTELS 100 ~ Second Place Landscape
Awarded Signature Status, Oil Painters of America ( O.P.A.) 2001
Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Exhibit
~ Gallery Ameri-cana ~ Carmel, California 2000 Par Excellence
Award, EAA Aviation Art Exhibit ~ Oshkosh, Wisconsin 1999
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