Mark Fehlman practiced as an architect for 35 years then transitioned to painting. Like both artists, he is equally comfortable in figurative and landscape subjects that feature strong composition, well defined value relationships and vibrant color. He has won numerous awards including the “Grand Award” for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 2014 Best of Plein Air, First Place in the 2012 Borrego Springs Plein Air Festival. He also has been an invited artist in Plein Air Invitationals in Laguna Beach, Forgotten Coast, Maui and Borrego Springs.
Mark’s painting process begins with field study sketches, whether landscape or figurative subjects. He uses those studies and photos to develop larger work in the studio.