The Chesterton Art Center will be showing the works of Porter artist Mark VanderVinne from October 1 through October 31. Mark works in pastel and oils, and will be primarily showing landscapes in oil. Mark works both in the studio as well outdoors on location.
During the day, Mark works as an art director. Even though advertising can be creative at times, it hasn’t filled his need for self expression. So, nearly 15 years ago, he took to his art again and hasn’t stopped since. With an insatiable need to learn and grow, he continues to further his education and abilities through workshops, videos, books, blogs, magazines and in teaching his own workshops and classes.
“I create studio and en plein air paintings that capture the changing light, seasons and moods of nature. In my paintings, I strive to convey my reactions and feelings through the landscape and it’s varied beauty. I endeavor to maintain an honesty to my work, through both my studio and en plein air work. I want the viewer to feel what they are seeing is a real place and they can walk right into it,” says Mark.