Profile: Mark Mehaffey

Mark Mehaffey

Red Rocks - Morning Light by Mark MehaffeyRed Rocks - Morning Light      30 x 22"      Watercolor
   Mark Mehaffey dedicates himself to hard work. His daily routine:  coffee, Facebook, email and right to work in the studio by 7:30 or 8:00.

   "I firmly believe that inspiration is a direct result of perspiration. Work, work hard, work hard everyday and inspiration will find you. As artists we take in the world, internalize it and then share it back to the world, hopefully with part of our spirit attached. I find inspiration in the natural world, in the lives of friends and family, literally in everything. I strive to be the very best painter I can be - and the best painters can make us gasp at the most simple, everyday subjects. It's not what - it's how."
   "There are no short cuts. You can't substitute anything for 'brush miles'. You've got to wear out some brushes."

Evening Walk by Mark Mehaffey
Evening Walk                              12 x 16"                             Acrylic

   Mark Mehaffey is a nationally recognized artist and a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, a Signature Life Member of Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. He has won top awards in major juried exhibitions across the country. His work has appeared in multiple publications.

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