Mark Shasha is an award-winning artist, author and educator with a lifelong passion for the alluring light and textures of the natural world. A RISD graduate, he is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, elected to the Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society, Salmagundi Club and several other esteemed Art organizations. Numerous awards include the Museum Purchase Award in San Angelo, Texas, the Alden Bryant Award and Plein Air Easton Artist’s Choice. When not painting Mark is an actor and singer. He lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts.