Saturday, November 14, 2015

Works of Art

Distracted By Your Glare, 2015, mixed media panel, 12 x 27 in., $800
Airport Seduction, 2015, mixed media,
36 x 38 in., $3,400

Leaving Denver, mixed media on panel, 28 1/2 x 35 1/2 in., $2,400

Tribe, 2013, mixed media on panel, 34 x 59 in., $5,000

WiFi Onboard, 2015, mixed media on panel, 25 1/2 x 52 in., $3,300

On Time, 2014, mixed media on panel, 15 x 23 in., $800

The Gallery Opening, 2015, mixed media on panel, 
49 x 61 in., $5,500

The Sabbatical, mixed media on panel, 49 x 48 in., $4,800

The Staining, 2008, mixed media on panel, 34 x 36 in., $3,100

Lag, 2015, mixed media on panel, 12 x 11 in., $500
Figure Ground, 2015mixed media on panel, 24 x 37 in., $2,300
Watching The Outer Limits, 2016,
mixed media on panel, 28 1/2 x 42 in., $3,000
The Residency, 2016,
mixed media on panel, 10 x 46 in., $1,150
The Liberty of Art, 2016, mixed media on panel,
20 3/4 x 55 3/4 in., $3,000
The Landscape Painter, 2016, mixed media on panel,
32 x 55 1/2 in., $4,500
The Day Job, 2016, mixed media on panel,
33 1/2 x 53 1/2 in., $4,500
The Commute, 2016, mixed media on panel,
39 x 125 in., $9,500
Tapas, 2016, mixed media on panel, 10 x 41 1/2 in., $1,050
Remembering Barcelona, 2016, mixed media on panel,
11 1/4 x 43 1/4 in., $1,250
Relocation, 2016, mixed media on panel,
36 x 32 in., $2,800
Formal Relationships, 2016, mixed media on panel,
27 1/2 x 24 in., $1,650
Corey, 2016, mixed media on panel, 12 x 25 in., $750
Between Form and Illusion, 2016, mixed media on panel,
16 x 22 1/2 in., $1,950
Barcelona #6, 2016, mixed media on panel,
9 3/4 x 15 3/4 in., $500
Barcelona #5, 2016, mixed media on panel,
9 3/4 x 16 1/4 in., $500
Barcelona #3, 2016, mixed media on panel,
10 1/2 x 16 in., $500
 Barcelona #2, 2016, mixed media on panel,
10 x 17 in., $500
Barcelona #1, 2016, mixed media on panel,
10 x 19 in.,  $500
Albany Flight, 2016, mixed media on panel,
21 x 60 in., $3,150

Measuring Up, 2013, mixed media on panel, 21 1/2 x 38 in., $2,050

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Artist Statement


I have always made use of painting to understand my relationship with the world. My works are stories - small insights and reflections of my experiences. In seeking meaning in the world, I am sharing my story in hopes of making common connections with others.

My work has many layers; formally, it is about shape, objective and non-objective imagery existing in the same field. The interaction of image, shape, and surface appeals to me. Conceptually, they are about telling small stories of insight. I see my work as visual poetry making sense of the world around me.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
-Pablo Picasso

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Biography/Mark Flowers

Mark E. Flowers earned his BFA in Studio Arts from The University of South Carolina in 1977 and his MFA in Painting from Western Michigan University in1979. Following his academic career, he has exhibited his work throughout the United States and in Europe, and in the summer of 2010, exhibited his seventh one-person show with Hodges/Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. His relationship with that gallery now spans more then 29 years. Mark's work can be found in 26 public and over 300 private collections. Throughout his career he has won numerous awards for his art in both regional and national competitions. Most recently he was named one of the 100 Art Alumni for the Centennial Celebration at Western Michigan University.

His art teaching career parallels his art making. He has taught art at the
Secondary and college levels for more than 36 years. While he has been a teacher of art, he has also chaired two fine arts departments and one painting department.

While pursuing dual careers, he has served as a town councilman, volunteer firefighter, Little League baseball coach and president of a community recreational board. Along with his artist/wife, Kristy Higby, they have raised two sons, Carson and Morgan, who are now off learning to live creative lives. Examples of Mark and Kristy’s work can be found on their website at or on their Facebook page, Mountain Tea Studios.

Mark is a career artist who lives his life creating art, teaching what he knows, and serving his community well. He maintains a strong exhibition record and is now more committed to making art than ever before. In 2004, he and Kristy purchased a hand-made log cabin just north of Asheville, NC in the community of Alexander. They have spent the last several years renovating the cabin and just recently built a large studio on the property. In the summer of 2014, they relocated permanently to the property they affectionately call “Mountain Tea”.

He currently is an adjunct teacher and a gallery coordinator at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, as well as a maker of paintings.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Master of Fine Arts, Western Michigan University, 1979
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of South Carolina, 1977
2015-Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
         Asheville Area Art Council Gallery, Asheville, NC
2014-Curtis R. Harley Gallery, USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
2013-Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg, PA
2011-McDunn Gallery, Greenville, SC
2010-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2008-Sheffield Wood Gallery, FA Center, Greenville, SC
2007-West Liberty College, West Liberty, WV
2003-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2003-Marcel Scheiner Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
2001-Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2000-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1999-Morris Gallery, Columbia, SC
1998-The Madeira School, Washington, DC
1997-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1996-Frank Arts Center, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
1993-Owen-Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1991-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1990-Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah, GA
1989-Gibbes Art Museum, Charleston, SC
1987-I.P.Stanback Museum, SC State College, Orangeburg, SC
1986-Hodges/Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1985-Gallery Two Nine One, Atlanta, GA
1984-McKissick Art Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1983-Artistic Sass Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
1982 -Exhibit A Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, GA
1980-Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC        
1979-MFA Thesis Exhibition, East Hall Swimming Pool, WMU Campus

2015-North Carolina Artist Exhibition, Betty McCain Gallery,
Duke Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC
2014-Two Person Show, Upstairs Arts Space, Tryon, NC
           *“Best of The Best” Juried Exhibition, PA Art Teachers
           Huber Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg PA
2013-*Greenville Museum of Art NC Biennial Exhibition
         Greenville, NC
         *“Road Trip” National Juried Competition
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
*“Upload-Art of the Digital Camera Phone”
          Upstairs Art Space, Tryon, NC (Best in Show)
*Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WAANC) Traveling           Postcard exhibition, Asheville Area Arts Council.
2012-“Commentary”, Exhibition of Southeastern Artists.
          Holiday Art Show-Mary Zeek Gallery, Salem Oregon
          During the DNC Convention/ Hodges-Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
         “Waking Up With Van Gogh” Group Exhibition Invitational
          Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
          “3 Generations of Art”, Pickens County Art Museum, SC
2010-“Art of Travel”, Mercersburg Academy Niche Gallery
2009/10-“Art at the Airport” Group Exhibition/ Asheville Regional
           Airport, Asheville, NC
2008 –“Where You’re From”, Lee Gallery, Clemson University
2007 –“Subject/Object”, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville,
2006 -7th Annual National Exhibition Huber Art Center,
          Shippensburg University, PA
          Sequences and Events, Burroughs/Chapin Art Museum,  
          Myrtle Beach, SC
2005 -Asheville Area Arts Council National Juried Competition
          “As If Earth Mattered”, Asheville NC
          “New x 3”, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
          “A Comfortable Place”, Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY
2004 -72nd Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition, Washington County
          Museum of Art, Hagerstown MD    
          “Images 2004”, Penn State University
          5th Annual National Exhibition, Huber Art Center, Shippensburg
          University, PA
“All Media Exhibition”, Touchstone Gallery, Competition      Washington, DC

1980         South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship Award
1997         Allen Zearn Teaching Award, Mercersburg Academy
2003         Top 100 Art Alumni, Western Michigan University,

Springs Mills Inc., New York Office
South Carolina National Bank, Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Western Michigan University Fine Arts Department, Kalamazoo, MI
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Stevens and Wilkinson, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Citizens and Southern National Bank, Hilton Head Island, SC
Keane and Sheratt Architects, Hilton Head Island, SC
South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC
Macys of San Francisco, CA
Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC
Lander College, Greenwood, SC
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte, NC
Columbia College of Art, Columbia, SC
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
Partners National Health Plan, Inc., Charlotte, NC
OK Cafe Atlanta, GA
Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH
McDevitt/Street/Bovis International Construction, Charlotte, NC
Virtual Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Wynn Design, Charlotte, NC
SPX Corporation, Charlotte, NC
CT Mid-Atlantic, Charlotte, NC
Burroughs/Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
Carolinas Medical Center of Mercy, Charlotte, NC
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC
Works included in over 300 Private Collections