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Artist Mark Nesmith


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About the Artist
Mark Nesmith is a modern American painter and musician who resides in Port Arthur, TX.  Mark studied art at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX earning his BFA in 1998, and also studied painting and drawing at the University of North Texas in Denton.  He teaches art in the Port Neches-Groves ISD and previously taught art and music in the Dallas ISD and the Goose Creek CISD.   As a musician Mark performed hundreds of shows around the country with the bands Hackberry Road and Lone Star Republic, and still performs regularly throughout SE Texas. He has written about art for Ezine Articles and Empty Easel, and authors the blog Paint Daily Texas. Mark is a member of the Artists of Texas and Contemporary Fine Artists International. He is represented by Dab Art in Ventura, CA and exhibits with Davis Gallery in Austin, TX. 
 
Mark Nesmith’s paintings and drawings have been included in exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Museum of East Texas and the Dishman Museum, and he has shown work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the southern United States. His work has been included in American Art Collector, Art Reveal Magazine, the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, Empty Easel, Issue, the Lamar University Press, the Local Magazine, Off Ramp Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, and VIP Magazine. Mark’s paintings are included in private and public collections in almost twenty states throughout the U.S.A., and overseas in Singapore.  Notable collections include the Dishman Art Museum, Duke University, Grant Thornton LLP in Dallas, TX and Kansas City, MO, The Honorable Ron Clark, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Lone Survivor Foundation.  
 
Artist Statement
My childhood days were spent outside roaming the woods, bayous, and beaches of Southeast Texas. This emotional attachment to the terrain of my youth [...]

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