Mark Crow is a self-taught artist who grew up in the Oak Cliff District of Dallas, TX. He began drawing and expressing his creative side from an early age and found many of his childhood inspirations from his neighborhood.
Throughout the years Mark has experimented with variety mediums to express his unique and beautiful works of art. Though he is comfortable with many art forms he primarily utilizes the wonderful expressive qualities of oil and acrylic paints, which are the applied to paper, canvas and wood mediums.
Mark began his professional career in art at the age of 16 with the careful guidance some of Dallas’ finest artist. The first person to mentor him was Frank Frazier who he met in 1987. They spent many years traveling to various art shows and in spring of 2000 Mark finally got his first opportunity to display one of his pieces while at one of these shows. This opened the door to a long in enduring carrier.
Mark has also worked with Frank Frazier at Visions in Black Gallery and Alix Beajour at Beajour Des Beau Arts Gallery. His work is on exhibit in many Galleries throughout the country and many of his paintings are found in the collections of notable art galleries and individuals, including actor/author Hill Harper, Artcetera, Frank Frazier and The African American Museum of Art
He believes in given back to the community that helped him and as a result he has been active in the art community providing workshop leadership for agencies like Reciprocity, St. Phillips School, North Dallas High school, Stephens Park Elementary school, Thomas Tolbert Elementary and The South Dallas Youth Conference.
Though he works in a variety of styles he always retains a sense of identity and focus throughout his art. Mark’s pieces have an energy and emotion which conveys both passion and beauty.
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