Who I Am…..
Just call me Mark. I’ve always loved art! When I was in 7th grade I spent hours painting my notebooks with surreal scenery. In high school, I decided to be an artist / art teacher.
For the next forty years I studied, taught and tried every medium and style of art, happy with some, not with others, but I never really found my own voice as an artist.
In April of 2015, I was diagnosed with severe diabetic retinapothy. I was legally blind! My doctor said he wasn’t sure he could make it better, but he could probably keep it from getting worse….
I doubted that I would ever paint again, so I decided to try some different processes as long as I had some vision. I experimented with digital painting. Using a 50 inch TV hooked to a computer I was able to zoom in and work on details that I couldn’t see otherwise. Then a miracle happened. After a lot of prayer from people all over the world and a couple of surgeries, my vision was restored, but during the time I was reccovering, I had developed a style and technique that resonated in my soul.
THROUGH BLINDNESS I FOUND MY VOICE!
I don’t know. I have produced more art since 2015 than in the forty years prior to that. Do I have five years left to create? Ten years? I only know that as long as I can work, I will.
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Hamilton County Artist’s Association (HCAA) is the original juried fine arts organization in Hamilton County, Indiana. We’ve been around since 1950 and our organization is a 501c3 non-profit organization ran by all volunteers. The HCAA is a vital part of the arts in Hamilton County.