Monday, August 12, 2019

Mark English

I'm so saddened to learn about the passing of Mark English, an undeniably great artist and teacher that I first met as a student at the Kansas City Art Institute

Over the years, Mark's work never stopped evolving as he invented new ways of creating his art. During my art school days, he was known for his oil wash lift-out technique, backed by solid drawing and design skills. As he left his illustration career behind, his paintings became more abstract and even more inspiring. I was particularly knocked out by his graphic landscapes, and it was a thrill to watch him paint one. 

I'll never forget the feeling I had when he complimented me on a drawing - "Mark English likes my work!" Mark will truly be missed, and I'm so proud to have known him and learned from him.

A stunning illustration of Dracula by Mark English. This was the type of work Mark was creating when I first met him at the Kansas City Art Institute.

A later work by Mark English. The abstraction and simplification of the elements took these works beyond a simple landscape scene.


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