Mark Beale is active/lives in South Carolina, Virginia. Mark Beale is known for tonalist, impressionist landscape and marine painting.
Biography Mark Beale
About the Artist:?
Tonalist painter (b.1962)
Mark Beale grew up exploring the creeks and rivers of Tidewater, Virginia. Forty years of boating, and later intensive study and practice, has formed the basis of his art career.
“The water gets in your blood,” he says. “I didn’t know it at the time, but early on I was falling in love with the coastal landscape”.
At the age of 14, he began attending workshops conducted by Barclay Sheaks and later studied with Theodore Turner at the University of Virginia.
From Sheaks, Beale learned patience in developing his artwork and the importance of “lying in the marsh,” rather than just looking at it. To Beale this came to mean immersing oneself in the sights, sounds, feel and smell of the ma
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