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 Mark Haworth  (1952 - )

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Lived/Active: Texas      Known for: Landscape painting

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Ad Code: 4
“The Midas Touch”
“The Midas Touch” by Mark Haworth
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Biography from Whistle Pik Galleries:
Mark Haworth was raised in an artistically talented family who has always encouraged him in his career.  Mark discovered early his natural aptitude for drawing, which was practiced and trained throughout his primary and secondary school years.  Several family visits to the East Coast during his childhood exposed Mark to some of the finest art museums in the U.S.

After high school Mark was apprenticed by the nationally renowned portrait painter, Glenn Bahm.  Glenn taught Mark that one could make a career of painting only through a sound conventional training in art fundamentals and an in-depth study of the old masters. Glenn stressed the importance of color, composition, values, and edges.

Mark entered Sam Houston State University in 1973 to study classical guitar, but by his sophomore year he changed his major to art, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  After college, Mark primarily focused on commission work, painting several commissioned landscapes from Florida, Louisiana, Texas, the Southwest, and Mountain States.

In the summer of 1983 Mark moved to Fredericksburg Texas.  “The scenery around Fredericksburg is a constant source of inspiration. There is a beautiful quality of light here.  The way this light falls on the pastoral landscape, creeks and hills spiritually moves me, so that I must capture it on canvas and paper before it all changes or disappears.”

Mark regularly paints in both oils and pastels.  He has participated in a number of one-man and group shows over the years.  He also quotes his favorite American artist, George Inness, saying, “A work of art does not appeal to the intellect.  It does not appeal to the moral sense.  Its aim is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion. Its real greatness consists in the quality and the force of this emotion.”

Mark’s work is printed by Somerset House Publishers, and his commissions include three 12-foot-long landscapes for Bank One, Oak Hill National Bank, and Frost Bank. He currently resides with his wife, Barbara, in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Selected Exhibitions::
Whistle Pik Galleries “Two Man Show”, Mark Haworth / John A. Hanna, November 2003
“Showcase”, Mark Haworth / Chris Stuart, April 2002
“One Man Show”, April 2001 “Two Man Show”, Mark Haworth / Robert Moore, October 1999
“Texas Review”, May 1999 – 2003
“Christmas Miniature Show”, December 1997 – 2003
Texas Art Gallery “Fall Preview Party and Auction”, 1992 – 2003
“Spring Patron’s Party and Auction”, 1993 – 2003
Leslie Levy Fine Art “Road Show”, July 2002
“Small Works”, March 2002
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art “Celebration of Spring”, 1998 and 1999 (Featured Gallery Artist for 1998 show)
“Holiday Parade”, 1997 – 1999
“Oil Painters of America”, Fourth National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, May 1995
Admiral Nimitz Museum “Fredericksburg Texas: 150 Years of Paintings and Drawing”, May 1996
(Exhibit accompanied by 112 page hardbound book featuring 26 artists) Gilcrease Museum “Miniature Exhibition”, 1991 – 1995
The National Museum of Wildlife Art “Western Visions Miniature Show”, 1990 - 1995
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, “Birds in Art” 1989 and 1991
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, “Texas Culture”, Spring 1993
Settlers West, “American Miniatures”, 1989 and 1990
“Summer Show”, May 1989
White Oak Gallery (Wally Grewe ) “Miniatures”, 1989 - 1995

Comer, Diana, "Texas Grapevine", Country Livestyle September-October 2008
Berney, Charlotte, "Gallery Tour", Cowboys and Indians Magazine July 2007.

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