Mark A. Hierholzer, Colorist - Artist Biography
From childhood, I have had an interest in drawing and developed a portfolio of pencil and charcoal drawings from life by the time I was twelve.
Thirteen years ago I began oil painting and have become a passionate and active impressionist oil painter. My subjects span a broad area of interests including figure painting, architecture, still life, landscapes and seascapes, with a special interest in fishing boats and water scenes.
I have lived in Richmond, Virginia, for 30 years and spend much of my art time at a second studio along the inner banks of North Carolina in Swan Quarter, a small fishing village that sits on Pamlico Sound (www.swanquarter.net). Swan Quarter is surrounded by protected wildlife refuges like Lake Mattamuskeet (www.mattamuskeet.org) and pristine wetlands, and offers an endless array of stunning plein air landscape painting opportunities.
In my art I reflect the work of both local and national artists with whom I have studied, including Portrait and Landscape Artist David Tanner (www.davidtannerfineart.com), Portrait and Landscape Artist John Silver (www.johnsilvergallery.com/silver.html), Impressionist Portrait and Landscape Artist Frederick Guess (www.fredrickguessstudio.com) and Impressionist Landscape and Portrait painters John Ebersberger (www.johnebersberger.com) and Camille Przewodek (www.przewodek.com/Przewodek/Home.html).
I am a student of the work and artistic approach of Claude Monet and the French Impressionists as taught by American Impressionists Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche (www.henryhenschefoundation.org) through the Cape School of Art in Provincetown MA (www.capeschoolofart.com). Ive been taught by or studied the work of a number of accomplished artists from that school including John Ebersberger, Camille Przewodek, Lois Griffel (www.loisgriffel.com), Susan Sarback (www.lightandcolor.com) and others.
Member the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the Metro Richmond Artists Association and the North Carolina Arts Council.
Visit me on facebook www.facebook.com/Mark.hierholzer.impressionist and Twitter @mhierholzer.
Web page www.swanquarterart.com
Studio Phone: 804-784-5357
Galleries Showing Art:
Arts on Main Gallery, Gloucester, VA (www.gloucesterarts.org)
Uptown Art Gallery, Richmond, VA (www.uptownartgallery.com)
MATTIE Art Center, Swan Quarter, NC (www.hyde1854courthouse.org)
Island Artworks, Ocracoke, NC (www.islandartworks.com)
Seaside Gallery, Nags Head, NC (www.seasideart.com)
Sarah Riding Howard's Lane
12" x 16" Oil Painting
Study of Monet's Flowers
16" x 20" Oil Painting
Monet Study of Sunflowers
18" x 24"