About Mark Coffey
Since I was a young child, creating art has been an important part of my life. I always got a kick out of what I saw in the world and just naturally found myself trying to express this enjoyment with crayons, pastels, paint or whatever else could produce a mark on a surface. I have been fortunate over the years to be given much encouragement from friends, teachers, family who have loyally hung my work on every available wall in their homes, and especially my wife Darla.
Although I feel there is much that is mysterious and inexpressible about the creative process, there is also much that is as simple and straightforward as hammering a nail or playing with Legos or Lincoln Logs.
My love of the outdoors has drawn me to spend most of my artistic energy painting landscapes, both representational and abstract. The more I paint, the more I realize that there is little difference between trying to describe with paint how light plays on trees in a meadow, (representational) and how “light” plays on a form that emerges from my subconscious (abstract). Although both types of expression are challenging, meaningful and enjoyable to me, most of my current work is abstract. And so 60 years have passed with many teachers, students, classes, exhibits, successes and failures. Much has changed. What hasn’t changed is my childlike joy of being so totally immersed in the creative process that in that moment, nothing else matters. In that moment, work, play, thought, feeling, and even prayer, are all combined.
When I have the opportunity to share this experience with others it is amplified even more. I feel your presence and sincerely thank everyone who visits this website.
Thank you for visiting my website. I update the site frequently so please visit again.
Many of these paintings are available for sale. Giclee prints are another option. You may also want to commission me to do a series in the style and spirit of the paintings you like.
I prefer to communicate directly with people who do me the honor of purchasing my art, so please call or e-mail me if you have any questions or comments. Thanks again.