Mark Cleveland

Mark Cleveland

Biographical Info Mark Cleveland is a contemporary visual artist working in oil, pen & ink and stained glass. An avid fly fisherman, he began his career by contributing detailed illustrations to outdoor fishing magazines. He attended classes at the “American Academy of Art" where he focused on use of color and composition. Inspired by the work of the American masters of the early 1900’s, his landscapes and portraits combine a saturated pallet and sensitive treatment of light following Plein Aire Tradition. While predominately a painter and illustrator, he is also an accomplished stained glassier which heavily influences the way he seeks out the spiritual element of light in all mediums. ​As a young man he was adopted by a Native American spiritual elder who encouraged him to explore that part of his heritage. This passionate and rich journey led to decades of service to the Native American Community, an intimate immersion in wilderness and indigenous culture. This foundation continues to influence his work as an accomplished artist and world musician. Member Palette & Chisel Academy of Chicago, Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Elliot Donnelley Trout Unlimited, Capturing Nature in Pastel & Paint, Evanston-made

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