Mark is a native of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. A lifetime interest in art became the foundation for his education that enhanced his skills, his teaching, and his career as a professional artist. A graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School, he studied art at Mansfield University and then returned to his hometown to teach art at Mount Carmel High School. There he guided thousands of students in exploring their artistic interests. Through this mentoring role, he was exposed to a broad variety of media and forms of expression, becoming a more well-rounded artist himself.
In his professional career, he worked in a wide range of drawing and painting media, and he also honed his skills in art restoration.
During his years as a student, and throughout his professional career Mark has earned numerous awards for his work. His fine-art expression consists mainly of colorful landscapes of east-central and northern-tier Pennsylvania. Play of light, color, compositional movement, balance and beauty are essential to his art.
Along with his easel work, he has completed a large number of commissioned works and art restorations for churches, private corporations, and individuals.
Show runs June 12th through July 21st, with a reception on Sunday, July 16th, 2-5 p.m.
Image above courtesy of Mark Sassani