Mark grew up on the shores of Golden Lake east of Algonquin Park, and as a child his school workbooks contained as many sketches as notes. He describes his painting style as a distillation of his graphic design background, the folk art of his Kashub Polish heritage, and the Woodland Art movement. Thematically, his stylized paintings depict the wildlife and wilderness of the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin Park and Muskoka.
Mark is always observing his environment for reference and subject matter, and his vehicle usually has a canoe or kayak on the roof, ready for exploring some inviting lake or river. He paints at the family cottage on Bella Lake and at his home in Pembroke painterly. Mark is also open for the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour, September 26-27 and October 3-4, 2020.
Visitors with mobility issues please note that there are exterior stairs to reach this studio.