Mark WhitmarshWorks

Dallas artist Mark Whitmarsh has been painting professionally for over three decades. He was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado, near the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where backpacking and ski racing were his favorite outdoor activities during his early years.

 

Art was always very important to Mark from grade school through high school. He showed in galleries during his teenage years, winning an award in the National Watercolor Society exhibit at the age of 18.

 

Mark studied at the University of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design. During this five-year period, he had the opportunity to study with Mark Dickson, the great abstract landscape painter from Denver. This was a pivotal period for the artist, and during this time, he gravitated towards a more reductionist attitude toward painting landscapes. Strongly influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement throughout the 1990s and into the turn of the century, Mark developed a freely expressive mode of creativity.

 

Mark's work has been exhibited throughout the Southwest, including New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. He has had many solo shows at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. He has also participated in many group shows throughout the U.S., including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. His paintings hang in many public and private collections, including Fountain Place in downtown Dallas, and Lincoln Plaza in North Dallas.

 

Galleries:

 

            Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

            Jack Rabbit Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

Selected exhibitions:

 

2009-2018 Group shows, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1994-2012 Yearly solo shows, Southwest Gallery

 

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

 

2000-2010 Solo and group shows at multiple galleries across the U.S.

1999 Solo show, World Fine Art Gallery, New York City

1994-1996 Group shows:

 

Figurative Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Newman Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas

Monte Wade Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas

Boyd-Levinson Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Circle Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

Selected collections:

 

Fountain Place (I.M. Pei building), Dallas, Texas

Lincoln Plaza, Dallas, Texas

PacifiCare Corporation, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas

Mary Kay Corporation private collection

Roger Staubach private collection

Brinker Corporation, Dallas, Texas

Rocky Mountain Investment Partners, Denver, Colorado

Hugh, Watters & Askanase, Houston, Texas

Justin Leonard (pro golfer) private collection

Fujitsu Corporation private collection

Central Bank of Westminster, Colorado

Godwin Bowman, P.C., Dallas, Texas

Don Godwin private collection

 

Museums:

 

Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas

 

Awards:

 

Cover winner, Encyclopedia of Living Artists

Cover design, Modern Poets Magazine

Artists Community Partner Award, Colleyville, Texas

Greyhound Adoption League Award, Dallas, Texas

 

Publications:

 

Art in America

Southwest Art

American Artist

Dallas Style & Design

Patron Magazine

Paper City

Luxe Interiors + Design

Dallas Observer