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whale and lights
Whale Dentist
(1 Signed and Numbered Print Still Available-
it's been chosen for the Fall 2007 Emeryville Art Show)

Mark P. Fisher was born May 12, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the second son of New Orleans artist James A. Fisher and Esther K.Fisher of the Keiffer Shoe Factory in New Orleans. In 1967, Mark moved to Palo Alto, CA. He later attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire where he discovered the theater, music and the Fine Arts, particularly sculpture. 1982 saw the creation of Mark's first cartoons, which emerged in the edges of letters he wrote to students.

In 1988, Mark began training in Old Masters painting techniques at The School of Classical Realism in Oakland which provided him with strong fundamentals in drawing and painting.

Mark P. Fisher's first solo show (FRAUD, and Other Paintings) took place in 1991 in Berkeley at Turn of the Century Fine Arts. Since then, two other solo shows have been held, the last one being "Love For Sale" in 2004. His work has been called eclectic and whimsical.

Louis Armstrong & Zutty Singleton, SOLD at Alta Galleria

Mark P. Fisher
Reception August 26th, 2006, from 3-5pm

Mode of Expression: I use oil paint on canvas or board with some experiments using caseine paints. Conceptually, I'm concentrating on trying to paint without using text or symbols that act like words. More emphasis on painterly elements such as warm vs. cool color, smooth transitions from light to shade, lost and found lines and a balanced composition. These are the real issues confronting any painter. I'm trying to "show, not tell!"

charles ives and burl ives
Charles Ives and Burl Ives

When You Are A Beast You Can Do Beastly Things
(2 Signed and Numbered Prints Still Available)

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