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This second generation artist's work celebrates the solitude of man that one feels in vast, open spaces. Much in the tradition of Andrew Wyeth, Bush's childhood in southeastern Indiana impressed upon him the strength and serenity to be found in the landscape. His work represents a unique mixture of traditional and contemporary techniques, giving his paintings a feeling of tranquil timelessness. "My paintings mark the culmination of my thoughts and feelings about places I have been to and seen in my life. They evolve in my mind until they reach a certain level of clarity - somewhat like a dream."

As a professional artist for almost twenty years, Bush devotes his time to painting and to marketing his work on a national basis from his studio in Clearwater, Florida. His work is in many private collections throughout the country and has been shown in galleries throughout the country. Mark Bush's current work reflects life by the Gulf of Mexico and encompasses the exotic wildlife to be found along it's shores. Bush's evocative realism makes use of intriguing color combinations to reflect the otherworldly sunrises and sunsets along Florida's fabled beaches: bold, varied and intense. Reading the natural landscape closely and sympathetically until it becomes a projection of himself is what makes this artist's work stand alone.

Mark has studied fine art since age sixteen under the direction of his father, Robert Bush, and has sold his artwork since age twenty. Although he prefers to paint special landscapes and seascapes, he is a well-rounded artist: accomplished in both realistic and abstract imagery, as well as computer graphic design.

Mark teaches oil painting and accepts commissions in addition to exhibiting his work throughout Florida and publishes a series of limited edition fine art Giclee prints. He is a member of the Pinellas County Arts Council, and the Professional Association of Visual Artists.

Gallery Exhibitions and Juried Shows
Lebanon Gallery Lebanon, OH
Kenwood Art Show Cincinnati, OH
Silverton Art Show Silverton, OH
Spicewood Gallery Austin, TX
Artworks Gallery Seminole, FL
Colonnade Arts Clearwater, FL
Soho South Gallery St. Petersburg, FL
Galleria at Crosswinds St. Petersburg, FL
The Heritage Grille St. Petersburg, FL
Ybor Square Art Show Tampa, FL