Mark Lague

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    Mark Lague

     

    Oil 36 x 24

    Saint Patrick's Candles by Mark Lague was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Painter of Light

    Mark has developed an international reputation and has won numerous awards, both in his native Canada and in the United States. A dedicated painter, Mark Lague was born in Lachine Quebec in 1964 and he has had a fascination with drawing since childhood, a skill he practices constantly, even to this day. Upon graduation from Montreal's Concordia University in Design, Mark embarked on a 13-year career in the animation industry, working primarily as a background designer and art director. During this time, despite working full time, he began receiving international acclaim for his watercolour paintings through competitions, juried shows, and solo exhibitions. In 2000, Mark switched to oil as his primary medium, and in 2002 made the jump to full time painter. As an artist he is a realist, who is open to virtually all subject matter. What keeps him excited about painting is his endless quest to simplify and get to the essence of whatever he paints. Mark has been featured in numerous national art magazines, and continues to receive international recognition for his distinctive style of painting.
     

    Solo Exhibitions

    Smith Klein Gallery - Boulder Colorado
    May 2006, May 2007, May 2008, May 2009

    Lesley Levy Fine Art - Scottsdale Arizona
    March 2007, March 2008

    Waterhouse Gallery - Santa Barbara California
    Nov. 2005, Nov. 2006, March 2008

    Brazier Fine Art - Richmond Virginia
    May 2005

    Galerie Art & Culture - Montreal Quebec
    Oct. 2003

    McCord Museum - Montreal Quebec
    May 2003 ("McGill Series" hosted by Marchant Gallery)

    Marchant Gallery - Lancaster Ontario
    Oct. 1997, May 2000

    Galerie de la Ville - DDO Quebec
    Nov. 1998 


    Juried Exhibitions

    Oil Painters of America 2005
    Hilligoss Gallery - Chicago Illinois

    Oil Painters of America 2004
    Howard/Mandville Gallery - Kirkland Washington

    Salon International 2002,2003, 2004
    Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio Texas
    2004 Plein Air Magazine Publisher's Award

    American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition 1996, 2003
    Salmagundi Club - New York New York

    Oil Painters of America 2002
    Brazier Fine Art - Richmond Virginia
    Award of Excellence

    American Artists Professional League Annual Exhibition 1996, 2002
    Salmagundi Club - New York New York
    2002 American Artists Fund Award

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