Mark Christopher was an artist before he ever claimed the name. His journey to creating and teaching art was a leap of faith that began in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where he originally planned to pursue a career in physics. In 2011, he followed his true calling to be a full-time artist into the Arizona desert. Since then, he’s committed to his explosive passion for painting, drawing, teaching, and unbridled self-expression.
For Mr. Christopher, art is as much about aesthetics as it is about supporting the well-being of his community. His soul-driven representations of people and nature are designed to infuse homes, workplaces, and other public spaces with the spirit of unshakable inner peace. As an art teacher, Mark honors each student for their individuality and their vision, while promoting a clear understanding of artistic technique. From novices to seasoned artists, Mark strives to inspire anyone with the desire to create.
Recently, Mark Christopher was named Arizona Artist's Guild artist of the year and Portrait Artists of Arizona artist of the year. He has won multiple awards for his work including best in show at the 2019 Portrait artists of Arizona yearly exhibition.
Artists By the Lake will welcome Mr. Christopher to demonstrate at the November meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The meeting is held on the second floor in the Social Hall One at the Lakeview Recreation Center at 10626 W. Thunderbird Rd, Sun City, 85351. The Potluck begins at 12 noon, members are asked to bring a dish to share followed by a short business meeting. The demo will begin at 1 pm and all RCSC residents are invited to attend.
The dues for Artists By The Lake are $5 until the end of 2019 and is open to all RCSC residents.