Mark L.

MARK L. likes to work with many art mediums; mostly acrylic on canvas, occasionally watercolors or drawing with markers and crayons.  Mark has said, “Sometimes I try different materials to work with, but I come back to my preferred ones”.  He adds, “I like to draw because it gets into the details”. Any chance he gets, he will spend time on his colorful, detailed drawings of houses and sheds. Sometimes he includes people in the drawings. Like in his paintings, his wonderful sense of color becomes so apparent with his beautiful gradients and color transitions.

Mark started to paint in 2005. “I like creating with colors, and the experience of making things”, he says.  Mark’s favorite subject matter includes houses, people and sunlight. He works on a painting layer upon layer for several years a layer at a time. These days the size of Mark’s paintings tends to be small. In the past he chose to work on larger size canvases.

Mark takes great pride in the fact that he has sold some of his paintings. Mark says, “I hope my paintings make people feel hopeful, delighted and content.”  Mark cares a great deal about the people in his life; he is a true believer in “Life is Good”. Mark always has an uplifting word to say to anyone.

Mark has a number of other hobbies and interests. Among them; playing chess, checkers and card games, dates with nice girls, reading and creative writing.

Exhibitions

2018
Private Showcase
TK Home & Garden
2018
Jewish Disability Awareness
Temple Sharey Tefilo
2018
Access-ABILITY Pop Up
Morris Museum
2017
Harmony
Creativity Caravan
2017
I Did It My Wae
West Orange Arts Council
2015
ARTS Annual Collaborative Art Exhibition
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2015
People & Places that Inspire
Morris Arts - Zufall Health
2015
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014
Chairs of Inclusion
Gaelen Gallery West
2014
Expression of the Natural World
Monmouth Museum
2014
15th Annual Juried Show
Gaelen Gallery West
2014
Access-ABILITY Pop Up
Morris Museum
2014
Wae Group Show
Oheb Shalom
2014
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2014
Wae Group Show
SMI - Virginia Block Gallery
2013
Annual Summer Exhibit
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
2010
Spring Opener Exhibit
Cafe Eclectic
2009
Summer Exhibit
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
2009
Open Doors 2009
Newark Arts Council
2008
Wae Group Show
Cafe 115
2007
Art Exhibit to benefit The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation
John Joseph Moakley Courhouse, Boston, MA
2006
The Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale
Gaelen Gallery at the Lautenberg Family JCC

Commissions

2011
Art for Custom Notecards
JCHC with JSDD’s Wae Center
2010
Art for Mixed Art Card Collection
JSDD’s Wae Center
2009
Art for Mixed Painting Card Collection
JSDD’s Wae Center
2006
Art for Jewish New Year Card Collection
JSDD’s Wae Center