Mark Haworth Biography
Mark Haworth's study and effects of water, sky and land combine to imbue these
elemental impressions into the shapes, patterns and textures of the Western
landscapes that distinguish his paintings. Spending most of his life in the heart
of Texas, Mark captures a loosely painted realism of light and mood, depicting
a singular moment fixed in timeless harmony. Motivated by the subtle nuances
of rivers, canyons and vistas, Mark paints with a conviction of emotion that he
hopes to inspire in those who see his work. Mark has kept this inspiration in the
forefront of his vision as he paints the tapestry of the ever-changing Western
landscape onto canvas.
Born and growing up in Houston, Texas, Mark was encouraged by his family to
artistic expression. Music and art became his main focus and Mark entered Sam
Houston State University as a music major. During this time, Mark met Glenn
Bahm, a portrait artist who ignited his curiosity in painting and it took center-
stage in his life. He studied the style, color and technique of masters such as
John Singer Sargent, Isaac Levitan, George Inness, and Willard Metcalf. These
painters inspired his own artistic temperament and outlook leading him to change
his major to art. He graduated with a BFA degree in 1977.
Inspired by the scenery and quality of the silvery light of the Texas Hill
Country, Mark moved to Fredericksburg Texas in 1983. Since that time, he
has participated in numerous one man and group gallery shows, as well as in
museum exhibitions, throughout the country.
He was selected for the top 100 in the nationally recognized 2005 Arts for the
Parks and the top 200 in 2006. In 2007, Mark won the "Best of Show" and in
2009, the "Artists Choice" awards at the National Western Art Foundation "Night
of Artists" show in San Antonio, Texas. He was a ‘Guest Artist' at the
2009 "Maynard Dixon Country" invitational show in Mt Carmel, Utah. Mark
has been featured in American Artist, Art of the West, Southwest Art, and
Western Art Collector magazines. His painting "El Mercado" was featured on
the front cover of the March 2009 issue of American Artist magazine. Haworth
is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas and Astoria Fine Art
Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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