CURRENT ARTIST IN THE BILLSBORO GALLERY
Beginning March 4, 2017
While in the middle of a successful career in magazine publishing and graphic design, Mark Stash has also chosen to pursue his love of fine art. A great respect for the outdoors, wildlife and the natural world have led Mark to capture that subject matter through the mediums of acrylic, watercolor and pencil.
After acquiring a degree while majoring in illustration from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Mark started his career as a budding graphic designer and illustrator with Highlights for Children magazine. During this time, he also started his fine art career by displaying his work at various galleries in Pennsylvania.
Mark moved to Rushville, New York, in the early ’90s and opened an art studio and gallery several years later. He presided over an open house the first autumn the gallery was open and had a successful showing. Since then, Mark has become a member of the Naples Open Studio Trail in 2011, and has been displaying his original artwork, art prints and notecards at his gallery every year. He’s also represented by several local art galleries – Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs and Artizanns in Naples. His notecards are especially popular and are carried by a number of local retail establishments.
He currently is editor and co-owner of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine and makes a point of highlighting local artisans and craftspeople.
Mark’s style has been evolving from representational and realistic work to pieces that are bordering on impressionism. He continually experiments with his style, and is currently interested in capturing the dramatic light and colors that can make everyday scenes spectacular. Being a hiking, camping and outdoor enthusiast has inspired Mark to capture what he sees around him – waterfalls, woodland scenes, lakes and farmland are subjects that Mark enjoys capturing on canvas and board.
Join us on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a Artist Reception to view Mark’s paintings. Complimentary wine samples and small bites will be provided.