‘Paintings are like music, they are something to be felt.’
‘One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.’ This quote by Andrew Wyeth express the whole basis of what I do. I love to create, to paint, and love the subjects that inspire me. With each sketch, each painting, I have a goal, but it is my goal. What is important is that the viewer connects with my work in their own way, telling their own story, feeling their own emotions. Viewing art is not a spectator sport, it requires participation from the artist and the viewer.
Mark Brockman has been painting seriously for over forty years. He has worked in many different media, but at present works primarily in pastels and watercolors. The landscape dominates his subject matter though he will paint anything that calls out to him, he paints in a representational manner. THe has shown in various galleries and participated in numerous shows, solo, group and juried, winning awards along the way. He has shown on the east coast from Georgia to Vermont. His paintings are in many private and corporate collections here in the USA and Germany.
Brockman taught painting classes and workshops for nearly twenty years in Pennsylvania and Maryland. After being born and raised in Maryland and living in Pennsylvania for most his adult life, the artist recently moved to Colorado. ‘My move to Colorado has had a profound influence on my work.’
Brockman is an associate member of the Pastel Society Of Colorado, and the American Watercolor Society.
Awards & Honors: Pastel Journal Magazine Top 100 Pastel Artists, Honorable Mention , 2016;Washington County Museum Of Art, Maryland, Best Of Show; Adams Art Council, Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania, Second Place; Hoyt Institute Of Art, Grumbacher Gold Medal Award; Maryland Federation Of Art, Juror’s Choice Award.
Selected Publications: Pastel Journal Magazine, 2016; Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine; Artists Of The Cumberland Valley; Book Fine Art Views.
Selected Exhibitions: 13th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, Littleton Museum, CO; Top 100 Pastel Artists, Pastel Journal magazine; Water And Dust, One Man Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, MD; Pennsylvania Landscapes, Two Person Show, Chambersburg Council For the Arts, PA; American Regionalist, Gettysburg College, PA; Art Of The State, State Museum Of Pennsylvania; The Landscape, Summer Music Salon, Bennet Street Gallery, GA; Hoyt National Exhibition, Hoyt Institute Of Art; KLH Art Exhibition, Bennington Center For The Arts, VT; Cumberland Valley Arts Exhibition , Washington County Museum Of Art, MD.
Selected Collections: Mantech International Corporation; Frederick Magazine; Town Of Stelzeburg, Germany.