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Artist Mark Schoening


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Biography


I had a long, fun, sometimes tedious career in Industrial  Design, wherein I designed everything.   I'm not kidding. Many things more than once.  Toys, furniture, sporting goods, uh ... 'marital aids', architecture, footwear ...
I had always wondered if I could have made it as a fine-artist.  That ship has sailed, obviously, but I thought I'd give painting a try anyway.  I picked up a paintbrush for the first time*  late in 2020 ... most of these paintings were done in 2021.  That's right, this is after one year of painting.  I'm a 66 year old prodigy.  hahaha.  Life has kinda gotten in the way of painting so far in 2020, but I'm anticipating a very prolific 2nd half of the year.  I expect to paint a lot as well.
 
*ok, I'm lying: I took one intro-to-oil-painting class in college, 100 years ago.
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