An original watercolor painting titled “Under the El” by Mark Mehaffey. Looking at this urban painting, you can be in any North American city. We love its clean colors and just enough detail but impressionistic enough for your imagination to run.
Internationally recognized artist Mark E Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; Signature Life Member – Master Status and Distinguished Master, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experimental Artists, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Mark Mehaffey says about his art, “During the time I have been painting (over fifty years) my interest in the act of painting; the content of my work; and my technical abilities are constantly evolving. This state of change is something that all artists embrace. It is through challenge that growth occurs. To be timid, safe, complacent or overly satisfied does not push the boundaries of creativity.
I allow myself the freedom to follow the directions of my life. I find myself dreaming of mists, clouds, rain and water. My brush seems to take on a life of its own as I express the feeling of a summer storm or fishing in the shallows. Art is a communication – a dialogue between artist and viewer. It is my hope to open and maintain that dialog. And I hope the viewer will be as involved as I am.”
Mark has won major awards in juried exhibitions across the country. You will find Mark’s paintings included in corporate, public and private collections. Most noteworthy, Mark was a committed public school art instructor who believes our art future is with the young and is dedicated to building that vision. Above all Mark is a popular juror, workshop instructor, and lecturer around the country.