About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Mark Witzling

Business Name:

Mark Witzling Art

Short Description:

My paintings are abstract oil and cold wax paintings, typically on cradled panel substrates.

Contact Number:

314-307-7973

Email Address:

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About Our Art

Statement:
The power of positive memory is unrivaled, shaping us into the individuals we are today and helping us choose a path as we travel the road ahead. St. Louis artist Mark Witzling captures these recollections into an abstract scrapbook,   visually expressing the places, people and experiences that have touched his life. By applying layers of malleable cold wax to his oil paintings, building them up and working them back down, Mark brings forth a contrast of colors and   textures to symbolize the complex dichotomy of our memories. Those memories which thrust themselves forward and those that fade into the background. While the subject is an introspective, abstract trek into Mark?s mind, the end result encourages the audience to pause for a moment, to explore his use of composition, color and form and venture into their own subconscious to rediscover happiness from the past and hope for the future.
RESUME
After earning a graduate business degree with High Honors from  Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Witzling led a successful career as a branding and marketing strategist for well-known consumer product and financial services companies as well as technology and entrepreneurial adventures. Whether launching new brands or leading digital marketing, he was always the client interacting with highly creative people ? writers, artists, designers ? to create new advertising, packaging and promotional materials. Eventually, my interest in the creative side emerged and I began to paint. Through a series of group and private workshops and always reaching out to artists I admired I began to study the art and techniques of painting, evolving over time from a purely representational painter to become an abstract artist. Abstraction reflects the act of painting as much as the end result ? the journey to the completed piece is part of the experience.

Born: Austin, Texas
Raised: St. Louis, Missouri
Education
Boston University, M.B.A. High Honors, 1986
Macalester College, B.A. 1981 Cum Laude, Areas of Study:
Economics, Political Science, Communications
1999 ? Current Atelier Rosen St. Louis, Mo.
Studio based art education and practical experience for the past
15 years.
2011 ? Private work. Julianna Poldi Studio, Santa Fe
1999 ? Current Atelier Rosen St. Louis, Mo.
Studio based art education and practical experience for the past
15 years.
2011 ? Private work. Julianna Poldi Studio, Santa Fe
2011-2013 Rebecca Crowell Studios
Cold Wax Painting, Level 1, 2011
Cold Wax Painting, Level II, 2012
Cold Wax Painting, Level III Master Level Symposium and
Workshop. Mineral Springs, WI, 2013 Studied directly with
Cold Wax/Oil painting master Rebecca Crowell
(www.rebeccacrowell.com and www.coldwaxpainting.com)
2012 Private Workshop, Lisa Sisley-Blinn Studio, WInghaven,
Mo.
2013 Cold Wax/Oil Workshop, Judy Wise
2013 Private studio work – Cody Hooper, Albuquerque, N.M.
Organizations:
WaxCentric, Member
St. Louis Artist Guild, Member
Art St. Louis, Member
Greater St. Louis Art Association
MySLART, Board Member
Selected Recent Shows
2014
Solo Show ‘Positive Memory’, SPACE, St. Louis, Missouri
’33 February’ by MySLART, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster
Groves, February 2014
Des Peres Hospital, December 2013 – May 2014
2013
‘Peace On Earth’, Northern Arts Council, Cork Gallery,
December 2013
’33December’ by MySLART, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster
Groves, December 2013
Lillian Yahn Gallery, St. Charles County Arts Council, Wax
Centric Group Show, November 2013
Starlight Gallery, Solo Show – Oct/Nov 2013 Highland, IL
‘Clearly Human’, Juried Show, St. Louis Artist Guild – Fall 2013
’33October’ by MySLArt, Old Orchard Gallery, Webster Groves,
October 2013
Northern Arts Council, 427 Gallery ‘Out of Town’ – Fall 2013
‘TWO’ – Historic Syndicate Building Gallery – St. Louis, MO.
Fall 2013
2012 Ogletree Deakins Attorney Offices – Clayton, Mo Fall 2013
Solo Show – ‘Layers of Art’ Picasso’s – Missouri, 2013
Oil/Cold Wax Masters ?Explorations 13? ? Mineral Point, WI.
2013
Juried Show ?Luminous Language? ? Foundry Art Centre 2013
Ogletree Deakins Attorney Offices – Clayton, Mo Fall 2013
Solo Show – ‘Layers of Art’ Picasso’s – Missouri, 2013
Oil/Cold Wax Masters ?Explorations 13? ? Mineral Point, WI.
2013
Juried Show ?Luminous Language? ? Foundry Art Centre 2013
2012
Juried Show ?Lay of The Land? ? St. Louis Artist Guild,
Summer 2012
?Wax Centric?, Group Show, Tavern of Fine Arts, St. Louis,
Mo. , Fall 2012
Atelier Rosen, Annual Studio Artist Show 1999-2013
Recently sold work includes placements with private collectors,
custom commissioned work, and placement in both home and
business environments.

Mark Witzling
Juried Member

Painting