About

Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise.

After graduating second in his class from Wild Rose High School, Marc packed up his brushes and moved to Menomonie, WI to study industrial design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. After two years in the design department, Marc switched majors to focus on illustration. Working largely in pen & ink and watercolor, he found an interest in political, satirical illustration and editorial cartooning. Marc continued on this career path for several years until, almost by accident, he discovered the mysterious world of plein air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found there, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Unsavory politicians were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin Landscape, as well they should be. Notwithstanding, the Wisconsin winters would once again drive Marc back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.

Marc has continued to broaden his scope of painting techniques and subject matter. He currently resides in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin where he has been participating in the local art scene while keeping active with art shows regionally and nationally.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2018

  • Best of Show, “Paint Cedarburg” Plein Air competition- Cedarburg, WI
  • Best of Show-Painting, “River Arts Festival”- Memphis, TN
  • Best of Show Quick Paint, “Go Paint!” Plein Air-Janet Carson Gallery, Eau Claire, WI
  • 1st Place, “Paint the Point”-Mineral Point, WI
  • 1st Place, “Suncoast Artfest”-Tampa, FL
  • 1st Place Industrial Scene, “Bluffstrokes Plein Air Competition”- Dubuque, IA
  • 2nd Place, “Oshkosh Plein Air Festival”-Oshkosh, WI
  • 2nd Place Artists’ Choice, “Paint Cedarburg”-Cedarburg, WI
  • 3rd Place Main Event “Go Paint!” Plein Air
  • Artists’ Choice Award, “Paint the Point” -Mineral Point, WI

2017

  • 2nd Place Quick Paint, “Go Paint!” Plein Air competition- Janet Carson Gallery, Eau Claire, WI
  • 3rd Place Quick Paint, “Paint the Point” Plein Air competition- Mineral Point, WI
  • 3rd Place, “Paint the Towns” Plein Air competition- Plymouth, WI
  • Best of Historic Plymouth, “Paint the Towns” Plein Air competition- Plymouth, WI
  • “The Meeting Place” Solo Exhibition- Volume One Gallery, Eau Claire, WI
  • “The Two Andersons” Two Person Exhibition- L.E. Phillips Library Gallery, Eau Claire, WI

2016

  • 2nd Place Quick Paint, “Cedarburg Plein Air” competition- Cedarburg, WI
  • 2nd Place Quick Paint, “Go Paint!” Plein Air competition- Durand, WI
  • 3rd Place, “Paint the Point: Winter Edition”- Mineral Point, WI
  • Honorable Mention, “Go Paint!” Plein Air competition- Durand, WI
  • Honorable Mention, “Arts West” Group Exhibition- Eau Claire, WI