Mark Vranesh began painting in 1975 while studying law in San Diego. After graduating from law school, he opened his first gallery in Coronado. With exhibits throughout California and the western United States, his work has been collected world wide.
Returning to his home town of Las Vegas in the 80's, his art took on a southwest theme, mainly rock art imagery and southwest landscapes. As the native son and resident artist of Red Rock Canyon, he received the "Nevada's Best" award as well as his famous moment of QVC, selling more than 400 of his petroglyph gourd vessels in seven minutes.
Always remembering a painting trip to a quaint Mexican town in 1979, Mark came back for a visit in 2004 and fell in love with San Miguel de Allende. Intrigued by the colonial architecture and the light of this historic community of artists and writers, he decided to embark on a new adventure with his art in Mexico.
Now traveling between his studios in Las Vegas and Sedona, he enjoys a charmed life. Teaching and promoting other artists have enriched his own art career which now spans more than three decades.
Known mostly for his impressionistic watercolors, his work has evolved as he combines collage techniques, handmade paper, printmaking and natural fibers. This online gallery exhibits his newest works available.