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Mark B.

Drawing, Painting and Multimedia Instructor

Denver, CO (80201)

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My life and artwork revolve around my own personal experience. I am a painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist. I use energy, emotion, and a physicality in creating my artwork. I usually start out with a vague idea about the emotional impact I want the piece to have, but I rarely have any thought out plan of what the finished piece will look like. I let my intuition, body movement, and emotional state guide the piece out of my mind and onto the canvas. I reserve all judgment until the final stages of the piece.

I have often said that I hate painting. I mean that sometimes the process can be excruciating for me, because I am not satisfied with what the painting looks like prior to being finished. However, the last 10 or 15 minutes of the painting is the best part. I get euphoric and excited about how it turns out. I think to myself, “That is what I was thinking.” Really, without thinking at all.

I was born in Texas and moved to Colorado in 1987. I was tired of sandstorms, and I wanted to live in a place that was beautiful and green.

I am a founding member of EDGE Gallery and I teach at Metro Community College. I have a BFA from Texas Tech University, and a Masters Degree from The University of Denver.

For the last several years I have focused on what I call conceptual abstraction. It is based on color, action, and some personal and emotional “ideas.” For this showing of work I am exploring a landscape of sorts. There is usually a background and foreground, vibrant and moody colors, and an occasional ghostly image or two. I want people to make up their own minds about exactly what these images are, but I try to point the viewer in a particular direction. I want people to enjoy my artwork and to see something new in the paintings every time they view them.

I have taught painting and drawing since the age of 15, over 32 years. I have been at Metro for over 13 years, have taught at the University of Denver, and Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. I am experienced and can teach a wide variety of media.

I am also an avid teacher of cooking, specializing in Ethnic and Regional cuisine. I can instruct you on making Sushi, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Cajun, Italian, and Hungarian food. I can do flat rates or course study, please email me with your needs.

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Mark’s subjects

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Art History

I am qualified in all aspects of contemporary and modern art. I have skills in deciphering artists, helping cognizance with subject matter, and broadening your art history knowledge.

Art Theory

I have taught art and education for over 25 years. I have a detailed skill set on art history, general art skills, and have demonstrated throughout my career a well rounded art knowledge. I have an MFA from Denver University (1989) and a BFA from Texas Tech (1987).

Cooking

I am a proficient cooking instructor. I have taught on many occasions, classic Japanese (including Sushi styles), Vietnamese, and local ethnic cooking including Texas regional, Cajun, and even Hungarian cuisine. I have had many teaching parties detailing techniques, cooking instructions and grocery lists.

Drawing

I received a B.F.A Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University in 1987 in Painting and Drawing with an emphasis on Jewelry Construction. I received a M.F.A Master of Fine Arts from The University of Denver, in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in 1989.

I am a professional artist and I have made, exhibited, and curated art in Denver and Colorado for the past 25 years. I am an original member of EDGE Gallery, in Denver, CO and have been president of that gallery on and off for 15 years.

I have been featured in Art in America, and have won 4 Best of Denver awards from Westword Magazine.
I have been a private mentor for more than 10 years.

Painting

I received a M.F.A Master of Fine Arts from The University of Denver, in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in 1989.

I received a B.F.A Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University in 1987 in Painting and Drawing with an emphasis on Jewelry Construction.

I taught painting since the age of 15 and have taught privately and in colleges such as The University of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design, and privately.

I am a professional artists and I have made, exhibited, and curated art in Denver and Colorado for the past 25 years.

I am an original member of EDGE Gallery, in Denver, CO and have been president of that gallery on and off for 15 years.

I was published in Colorado Abstract, a book by Mary Chandler and Michael Paglia featuring 50 of the top Abstract Artists in Colorado.

I have been featured in Art in America, and have one 4 Best of Denver awards from Westword Magazine.

I have been a private mentor for over 10 years.

Theatre

I studied theater at Texas Tech Theater in Lubbock, TX, at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
I was recently involved in the production "Red" at Curious theater in Denver, CO.
I won Best Actor in the State of Texas, in the Scholastics Competition in 1983, with the play "Dino", for Roscoe High School.
I have extensive experience in theater, producing, directing, and acting.

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Education

Texas Tech University, Lubbock (B.F.A in Painting)

University of Denver (Master's)

Very knowledgeable about painting techniques Mark is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. He can see where I am challenged and gently guides me to the next phase of my growth. He's great. ...

— Eva from Denver, CO on 2/18/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$45.00 per student, $40.00 or other flat rates for cooking instruction

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 20 miles of Denver, CO 80231.

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