I want people to spend time with the art, see it from a distance and up close, interact with it and find the same fascination, passion and love that I slipped into as I created it.”
Mark Stephenson is a visual and electronic artist living and working in Ottawa Canada. His series and installations often focus on engaging the viewer to participate and interact with the art. Mark likes to uses portraiture as a means to connect intimately with the viewer and convey his concepts. Although an accomplished painter Mark likes to incorporate new materials, electronic and mechanical devices, media and online communities into his works. His intent is to make you interact with his art, he wants to visually fill our eyes, evoke a connection and touch our curiosity.
Mark is involved in the following organizations:
- AOE Arts Council – Board of Directors
- Figureworks.org – President. Figureworks is a national annual juried figurative art competition.
- Folkrum – Board of Advisors. A community-based artistic hub that fosters learning, development, and creativity by bringing together local musicians, audiences, and community groups.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MarkStephensonArtist