Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise.
After graduating second in his class from Wild Rose High School, Marc packed up his brushes and moved to Menomonie, WI to study industrial design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After two years in the design department, Marc switched majors to focus on illustration. Working largely in pen & ink and watercolor, he found an interest in political, satirical illustration and editorial cartooning. Marc continued on this career path for several years until, almost by accident, he discovered the mysterious world of plein air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found there, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Unsavory politicians were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin Landscape, as well they should be. Notwithstanding, the Wisconsin winters would once again drive Marc back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.
Marc has continued to broaden his scope of painting techniques and subject matter. He currently resides in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where he has been participating in the local art scene while keeping active with art shows regionally and nationally.
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