Mark’s paintings are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever-changing complexities of love, loss, birth and death. His latest series is entitled, “Absence and Presence” pertaining to how someone or something can be physically gone, but the essence still remains while capturing the physical mixed with spirituality on canvas. His application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Continuously building up and tearing down layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. It is a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed. Mark’s paintings may be painted over four or five times with the past lying just beneath the surface of the present in each incarnation, adding to its overall dimension and depth. In his work, he seeks to evoke a feeling rather than depict a defined image.