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Artist Mark Farina


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Biography


 Mark Farina
 
 
 
Galleries

Carmel Art Association, Carmel, CA
Hillside Fine Art, Claremont, CA
Tim Holton Studio Gallery, Berkeley, CA 
Portico Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Charles Fine Art, Gloucester, Mass.
 
                 
Education: B.A. Degree, Florida State University, Art, Minor: Art History, two trimesters in Florence, Italy.
Mark attended to Florida State U. on a partial golf scholarship until he became interested in art which became his main interest for the remainder of my collage education. After graduating from college, he made a livelihood in both golf and commercial art. He moved to the Monterey Peninsula in the early 80’s and freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator. During this period, he was also painting in watercolor and oil. Inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula he started painting en plein air (outside on location). This became a passion and eventually fine art painting became his full-time vocation.
Mark’s interest in subject matter is not limited to just the landscape. He also paint still-life, architecture and figures.
Plein Air Events;
            Carmel Art Festival,                Sonoma Plein Air,
            Plein Air Texas                        Richmond Plein Air
            Telluride Plein Air .                 Plein Air Texas
            Cape Anne Plein Air
His paintings have been juried into many national shows and have won awards across the country, including:
            Oil Painters of America
            California Art Club, Gold Medal Show
            Butler Institute of American Art,
            Allied Artist,
            American Impressionist Society,
            Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Society
Hudson Valley Art Association
Memberships:
California Art Club, Artist Member
Carmel Art Association, Life Member
American Impressionist Society, Signature Member
Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member
Oil Painter of America, Signature Member
Academic Artist Association, Artist Member
Watercolor West, Signature Member
 
Collections:
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Country Club
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Coral De Tierra Country Club
Coral de Tierra Country Club, Salinas, CA
The Panetta Family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Major Juried Shows
2018 108th California Gold Medal Exhibition
American Impressionist Small Works Exhibition
2017- [...]

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