Mark Hennick creates tranquil and illusory landscapes in his unique fluid blending style. Using velvety pastel strokes and layering techniques he breathes life into his whimsical scenes. Growing up in the midwest has given Hennick an appetite for exploring the outdoors and an appreciation for art. He began playing with pastel drawing early in life and continues to evolve his methods.
I enjoy the process of specifying color, working with my hands and getting messy. Making art is a means of expression and release for me. It helps me focus, washing away all of the stressors of this culture and reality. It is also thrilling for me to see others enjoy my artworks. When people talk about my art, it gives me a good feeling and awards me a sense of purpose. I also love it when someone sees something in a piece that I haven’t seen myself.
Hennick has carefully emerged as a must-watch artist for those who enjoy serenity.
Mark & River in London
I’m influenced by long walks, the morning sunrise and visits to art galleries and museums. I enjoy beach vacations and drives across the midwest. Contemporary art inspires me to paint and explore new techniques. When I was a kid my favorite artists were Van Gough and Salvador Dali. Later in life Richard Diebenkorn caught my eye as well as Wayne Thiebaud and many others. My daughter River is also an artist whom I follow.
Indian Creek Trail (I spy some morels back there.)
Pastel drawings at Plum Gallery
I rendered these pastel paintings on asphalt in 2002 & 2003 at a festival in Kansas City called Lastrada Del Arte. They were 8 feet by 12 feet in size.
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