Artist Mark Vander Vinne

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Mark Vander Vinne (pronounced VAN-der Vin) paints thoughtful landscapes in a contemporary tonalist style of the rural Midwest. He's best known for his quiet scenes, elegant compositions and subtle color palettes. His award winning oil paintings have been featured in numerous solo & group exhibitions as well as plein air events and private collections. Mark was born and raised in the small town of Eldridge, IA just north of Davenport. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. After graduation he began a career in illustration and ended up as an art director/designer in the advertising industry. His love of the landscape comes from his love of the fields, farms and forests where he grew up, as well as the travels out West he took with his family to see the national parks and American landscapes.
Mark has a passion for learning and has taken workshops with master artists Ken Auster, Scott Christensen, Marc Hanson, and Kenn Backhaus. He is a prominent member in the local art community: teaching classes, workshops and hosting critiques as well as giving lectures. He currently resides in Porter, IN near the Indiana National Lakeshore with his family.