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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

About the artist

Growing up in South Dakota, Mark Anderson developed a love of the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were not only a favorite pastime, they were a way of life. As an adult, Mark’s devotion to nature fueled another interest, painting. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who began painting 1980. Like all true callings, painting became his full-time commitment by 1993.

Biography

Growing up in South Dakota, Mark Anderson developed a love of the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were not only a favorite pastime, they were a way of life. As an adult, Mark’s devotion to nature fueled another interest, painting. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who began painting 1980. Like all true callings, painting became his full-time commitment by 1993.<BR><BR>A true outdoorsman, Mark can be seen photographing as often as hunting or fishing. He always travels with a camera and is prepared to capture "live" moments of inspiration. These excursions provide the knowledge and research necessary to realistically capture wildlife. Mark is passionate about depicting wildlife realistically. The focal point of his paintings is the wildlife itself; rural elements are incorporated to add depth and dimension. Mark has the unique ability to produce paintings that represent "anywhere USA." Although he calls South Dakota home, his work portrays scenes reminiscent of any rural environment.<BR><BR>The key to painting authentic works is attention to detail. Mark takes pride in his ability to mimic even the fine points. It’s his trademark and is evident in all aspects of his work. Mark paints with acrylics because he feels this provides him with the best medium to render wildlife realistically with attention to tone and detail. Capturing wildlife in its natural habitat is a must!<BR><BR>The true testimony to his achievements is the awards and accolades bestowed upon him. Mark has been an award-winning artist for two decades, with 11 stamp wins to date. He has been recognized by numerous organizations, including: Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and National Wild Turkey Federation and has received over twenty-five awards. And the list continues to grow. Take and minute and examine his work, and discover the world as seen by Mark Anderson!

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