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Mark Keathley, born in 1963, grew up on the family farm in East Texas. He loved to roam the woods, and he spent most of his childhood exploring nature. These surroundings cultivated an artistic talent that has developed into the amazing artist we see today. As early as age five, Mark began to draw pictures of everything in his world. At age eleven, Mark found his mother’s art box in the attic and this offered a new challenge that delighted the budding artist.
Through the years as Mark’s talent has developed, he has learned not just to paint his life surroundings and unforgettable experiences but to interpret the world in a more meaningful way. “I want my paintings to inspire people to be still, to listen to that quiet voice, and then to rise up assured that they are a part of something bigger than their schedule.” Men and events of life are more than just daily activities– Marks says, “We are too busy these days.” He takes the time to contemplate what life is about.
Mark uses his gifts blending bold strokes, amazing color, soul stirring light, and even some fine detail to bring your focus to the “point” of the painting–allowing you to experience the emotion of the moment. This is where he wants you to stay–not admiring his ability, but rather inspired to live!