Friday, May 1, 2015

Website for my Art



Finally have my website up and running. It is not completely done but it is a start. Check it out and let me know what you think.  Click on the link below and it will take you there.

marksandersart.com

Monday, March 16, 2015

Recently Published Work

I have some exciting news. Last year I entered an online contest with artistsnetwork.com. One of my paintings was excepted into the second edition book they were doing highlighting over 100 contemporary Acrylic artist and here it is. Acrylic Works 2, The Best Of Acrylic Painting, Radical Breakthroughs, Edited By Jamie Markle, Published by North light Books, An imprint of F+W Media. 
This is a great honor for me and I would like to thank Jamie Markle and everyone else involved with this Book for making it happen. To see my painting and the page it is on in the book, click here to see a PDF.

Soli Deo Gloria!






Sunday, March 15, 2015

Painting For The Fair

Been a wile since I have posted anything here. My time has been consumed with getting a website up for my art and I have neglected my painting and this blog. The website is almost done so it was long past time to get back in the studio. As I have mentioned before, working a full time job does not leave me much time to work on my art. Which is frustrating at times but If I keep doing a little each day I will get their. I finally decided what I am going to do for the San Diego County Fair this year. It is a little late to be getting started but it is a small piece so I am confident I will have it done in time. The submission deadline is about a month and a half away. So I need to get er done! I have two other paintings that I am working on also right now. One I had finished a couple of years ago, but it acquired some cracks and I have been trying to fix it. The other one I had started last year and felt it was time to get back to completing it. There is another piece that I was thinking of throwing on the painting mill also. The problem is trying to figure out were to set all these paintings wile I do work on them. I have limited space. Hay there is a corner of the bed I could use, lol! So stay tuned, I have more beautiful art coming and some exciting news to.

Soli Deo Gloria

Painting for the fair. More details coming soon.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Exhibition of Fine Art, San Diego Co Fair, Awards Ceremony

Went to the Awards Ceremony tonight for the 2014 Exhibition of Fine Art at the San Diego County Fair and one of the paintings I entered won an Honorable Mention in Acrylic - Rep., Animals!!! I was hoping that the other painting might have won something to but it did not. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed. One show is not going to make or break me. Need to get over it and get back to work!

Kohola Morning, Honorable Mention, Acrylic - Rep., Animals

ReflectionAcrylic - Rep., Animals. Nada!

Monday, May 12, 2014

June 7 - July 6

I am thankful and honored to have Two paintings this year that have been excepted into the Exhibition of Fine Art, for the 2014 San Diego Co. fair, in Del Mar, California. One of the paintings was just completed last month and will be the first showing of it anywhere. I hope that everyone will get the chance to go and see my work, along with all of the great art that will be their next month.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Sunday I went to the awards ceremony for the art show I entered recently in Carlsbad CA. I did not win anything but that is OK! Being excepted into another Juried event is reward enough! Wile I was there I decided to checked out another gallery a couple of doors down from the show, Moseley Fine Art Gallery. I spoke to the owner/artist John Moseley. Really nice guy and a vary talented artist. Loved his work. Come to fined out that he had a piece in the show also and didn't win anything either. You just never know what the judges are going to like and you can't let it get to you! If you go up there check out his gallery to. There is another gallery a block east on State Street, Viz Art Ink. They have some pretty cool art in there also. I have not done much painting lately. Been focusing on a web page design and getting it up and running. I need to finish it so I can get back to painting. There is another show in November that I would like to enter.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Last Saturday I entered this painting in a Juried art show in Carlsbad and today I found out that I am in. It is not as big of an event as the San Diego Co Fair, but that does not matter. The awards ceremony is this Sunday, so we will see what happens. The show started today and ends September 8th. Below is the event info and a link to their site. Hope everyone can get the chance to go and see it.

Carlsbad Oceanside Art League
62nd annual
Open Juried
Fine Arts Award Show

COAL Gallery
Carlsbad Village Faire
300 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Gallery Hours
Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sun; 11 am - 5 pm
Fri & Sat; 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Monday