During this workshop we will use a technique commonly used by the surrealists to create organic, fluid textures that can be used as the basis for more elaborate imagery evolution. We will look at several ways to make these interesting abstract textures, and work them up into more recognizable imagery.
California native Mark Henson has been working as a professional artist all his life. He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1973. While primarily an oil painter Mark also enjoys working in a variety of other mediums, such as digital graphic arts, wood and metal. Mark exhibits his work internationally, and his imagery can be seen in many places on the internet. He has co-founded several gallery ventures, traveled extensively in Asia and elsewhere, and continues in his efforts to build a global network of artists working together. Mark was one of the first artists to “live paint” at gatherings and music festivals. When not at work in the studio, he will occasionally paint before the public, and also gives lectures and workshops worldwide. Mark presently makes his home in rural Northern California.