Mark A. Hierholzer, Colorist - Artist Biography
From childhood, I have had an interest in drawing and developed a portfolio of pencil and charcoal drawings from life by the time I was twelve. Thirteen years ago I began oil painting and have become a passionate and active impressionist oil painter. My subjects span a broad area of interests including figure painting, architecture, still life, landscapes and seascapes, with a special interest in fishing boats and water scenes.
I have lived in Richmond, Virginia, for 30 years and spend much of my “art time” at a second studio along the inner banks of North Carolina in Swan Quarter, a small fishing village that sits on Pamlico Sound (http://www.swanquarter.net). Swan Quarter is surrounded by protected wildlife refuges like Lake Mattamuskeet (http://www.mattamuskeet.org) and pristine wetlands, and offers an endless array of stunning plein air landscape painting opportunities.