Last year, I stumbled across Gabriel Mark‘s work in a Portland art gallery and was extremely shocked that he was in the back of the gallery, working on a piece for all to see. Furthermore, despite the fact that his price point is probably higher than the average REDEFINE reader is used to, Mark is a genuinely nice guy; he was more than ready to field questions and more than gracious to answer them.

What stuck out in my head instantly is that Mark has traveled the world gathering arts training, whether it be in the form of a more formal education or simply living and learning. And with his diverse variations on oil paintings, he seems to be absolutely at home in the medium. Below are just some of Mark’s works, and I suggest you visit his website to see much more.

Dionysus And Ariadine from his Urban Legend series.

Balance Of Power from his National Cowboy series (giclee print available).

Suzy And Badda from his Cookietown series.

Mark also teaches painting workshops in Oregon certain parts of the year, and his work is currently on display in Jacksonville, Oregon, Ashland, Oregon, and Nashville, Tennessee. See his website for details.

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