B i o g r a p h y
Mark Haworth’s study and impression of water, sky and, significantly, land reflect the constant evolution of what has truly shaped the Western landscape. Spending most of his life in the heart of Texas, Mark captures light and mood on canvas, indeed, a moment in time. Stimulated by the subtle nuances of rivers, canyons and vistas, Mark paints with a conviction of emotion that he hopes to inspire in those who see his work. Mark has kept this inspiration in the forefront of his vision as he paints the tapestry of the West onto canvas.
Encouraged by his family to artistic expression, music and art became his main focus and Mark entered Sam Houston State University as a music major. During this time, Mark met an artist who re-ignited his curiosity in painting and it took center-stage in his life. He studied the style, color and technique of masters such as Isaac Levitan, George Inness, Bruno Liljefors and Willard Metcalf. These painters inspired his own artistic temperament and outlook leading him to change his major to art. He graduated with a BFA degree in 1977.
Having been a landscape artist for many years, Mark moved to Fredericksburg, Texas in 1983, inspired by the scenery and quality of light of the Texas Hill Country. Since that time, he has participated in numerous one man and group shows as well as museum shows throughout the country.
He was selected for the top 100 in the nationally recognized 2005 Arts for the Parks and the top 200 in 2006. In 2007, Mark won the “Best of Show” and in 2009, the “Artists Choice” awards at the Briscoe Museum “Night of Artists” show in San Antonio, Texas. In 2012 his work was featured on the cover of Western Art Collector Magazine. In 2013 he won second place in the Landscape Award at the Artist Renewal Center Salon Show.
Mark currently resides in Fredericksburg, Texas.