Featured Artist Mark Hill

 

Artsy Shark is pleased to present featured artist Mark Hill.

A native of southern Illinois, Mark  now resides in Middleton, Wisconsin.   Mark is a self-taught printmaker and book artist. Visit his website for more information and his full portfolio.

What are your goals?

I have only been doing printmaking for a little over a year now.  Eventually, I would like to get back into doing art fairs, something I did for a few years when I made books.  My main long-term goal is to become self-supporting.  Right now I work a full-time job plus work on art which is at least a half-time position.  I could definitely do the 40 hour work week if it involved carving and printing linoleum blocks, coloring, matting, framing all day.  I think I could fall into that pretty easily.

 

 

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a pictorial alphabet made up of linocut prints.  In fact, I’m more than half-way finished.  Eventually I will have it made as a book.  Otherwise, I’m always working on a new block.  The ideas come faster than I can carve the blocks, and I can carve the blocks faster than I can print them.  There’s always something to do, I never say “I have nothing to do”  If I do say it, I’m lying to myself.

 

 

What inspires you?

Literature, dreams, loved ones.  Valerie, my fiancée, is always an inspiration.  I am constantly amazed and inspired by the artwork of others.  I have made a lot of friends on Facebook with other artists, not all of them are print artists.  The internet itself has made exposure to other artists so accessible.  I am never lacking in inspiration.

Comments

  1. Mark Hill’s work is awesome. I bought a piece from him and it’s fabulous! Check out his website!

  2. Congratulations Mark! Great interview and display of your work.

  3. Congratulations on being recognized for your work! Wonderful!

  4. Well terrific, Mark! Congratulations!

  5. This is well-deserved, Mark! Congrats! nancy

  6. fantastic!!!!

  7. All right Mark!! This is well deserved.

  8. Congratulations Mark! Wonderful work.

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