Mark is featured in private art collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has been awarded the “People’s Choice Award” by the Durham Art Guild. Mark has been a resident artist at Pleiades Gallery in Durham for 6 years and displays at the Durham Aloft Hotel. He is now a member of 5 Points Gallery. He is the resident artist at the Chapel Hill Aloft Hotel location. The Raleigh, NC News & Observer prominently featured a photo of one of Mark’s paintings in the Sunday arts section of the newspaper’s “Fall Arts Preview“, as part of the newspaper’s coverage of Mark’s November 2018 Solo Exhibition. He often displays with Urban Durham Realty, by having his paintings represented in their homes and condos for sale. He signed a contract with the art distributor, Kalisher. Mark is frequently asked to exhibit in various retail settings including popular restaurants. A recent example is Acme Food and Beverage Company in Carrboro, NC. Additionally, he has been invited to contribute two paintings for permanent display at a new Duke University building in downtown Durham, NC.
For many years, Mark was an avid drummer. While he was very passionate about drumming as an art form, Mark now prefers painting as an artistic expression. Nevertheless, drumming has greatly influenced Mark’s painting style - with the movement, rhythm and broad strokes that are used in drumming flowing over into every painting that he creates.