Mark G. Mertens
"I have been painting and drawing for most of my life. The changing light of the California landscape inspires my landscape paintings. I started painting in oil under the guidance of David Hardy, an instructor of portrait and still life paintings. I developed an interest in pastels, feeling the vibrant colors allow greater expressiveness, while at the same time maintaining the painterly quality that I strive for in my work.
I have shown in group exhibitions and juried competitions, receiving several awards for pastel landscapes. My pastels are in collections throughout the Bay Area. I am an associate member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, and member of Group 95, California Art Club, Hayward Arts Council and ART Inc.
Call me for a current schedule of where my work may be seen or if you have something you would like for your home or office. I would be pleased to explore the opportunity to execute a commission for you. "
..Mark G. Mertens
You may contact Mark at his Studio.
Please call 510-538-9883