"I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't drawing or painting, so it seemed only natural that I gravitated towards a career as a graphic designer, art director and commercial illustrator.  My 30 years as a commercial illustrator and graphic designer has a big influence on the composition of my paintings.  I work in a variety of media including watercolors and acrylic, but my favorite medium is oils. Oils allow me to achieve a more relaxed, impressionistic style.  I paint from the photos that I take on a trips or hikes in the countryside. My studio is in Boise Idaho, I have won various regional awards and currently have a painting touring the United States with Paint America's top 100 'Paint the Parks' show."  Mark Davis