B.1952 Mark Henson a Northern California native who attended the University of California, Davis, receiving a degree in studio art in 1973. He has been a professional artist ever since, working primarily with oil paint, and also with metal, wood and computers. He now operates Sacred Light Studio from his home out in the country, north of San Francisco. Mark exhibits his work nationally & internationally, his works of art can be seen in many places on the internet. He has co-founded several gallery ventures, traveled extensively in Asia and elsewhere, and continues in his efforts to build a global network of artists working together. Mark was one of the first artists to “live paint” at gatherings and music festivals. When not at work in the studio, he will occasionally paint before the public, he also gives lectures and workshops worldwide.
I like to make art that is idea-driven, art that expresses a theme or philosophy, perhaps it could be called allegorical art in the sense that I am telling you a story with images. Besides providing visual stimulation, my intention is for the images to evoke powerful thoughts, woven with sensitive emotions. We live in challenging times, and in my art I touch upon themes of spirituality, ecology, politics, and our erotic inclinations in a way that is both powerful and empathetic. Art should never flinch from showing us all aspects of reality, and always be true to itself.