“If Andy Warhol and Bob Ross had an inanimate love child, it would be a Mark Nesmith painting.”
– Rachel Williams, the Dallas Observer
“Impressionistic. Textured. Layered. Mark Nesmith’s oil paintings have the drama of all three, with one last surprising element: a wonderful stillness derived from his choice in subject matter.”
– Cassie Rief, Empty Easel
“…expertly crafted work that walks the line between traditional and contemporary.”
– Caitlin Greenwood, The Austin Chronicle
Inspired by the bayous, beaches, and woods he roamed growing up in Southeast Texas, Mark Nesmith’s vibrant, expressive paintings are like a good gumbo, rich in color with depth of flavor and full of memories and imagination. Mark earned his BFA in Studio Fine Art at Lamar University in 1998 and also studied drawing and painting at the University of North Texas. His artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Museum of East Texas, the Dishman Art Museum, the Texas Artists Museum, and the Mesquite Arts Center. He has shown work in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the South and has appeared in American Art Collector Magazine, Art Reveal Magazine, the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, Empty Easel, Issue, the Lamar University Press, The Local Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, VIP Magazine, and more. Mark’s paintings are included in private and public collections in more than twenty states throughout the U.S.A., and overseas in Singapore. Notable collections include the Dishman Art Museum, Duke University, Grant Thornton LLP, The Honorable Ron Clark, Chief Judge U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the Lone Survivor Foundation. Mark teaches art in Port Neches and previously taught art and music in Dallas and Baytown. A lifelong musician, he’s performed on hundreds of stages throughout the South and Midwest. He has written about art for Ezine Articles and Empty Easel, and authored the blog Paint Daily Texas. Mark is a member of the Artists of Texas and Contemporary Fine Artists International.