A quartet of talented men arrives for three exhibitions at Tory Folliard Gallery this fall. The exhibitions, opening Sept. 9, include Wisconsin artists Mark Brautigam and Peter Barrickman, St. Louis’ Mark Horton and New York’s James Benjamin Franklin.Read More
Mark Horton left a successful career in law to pursue his passion: painting. Using recognizable elements from many cities, Horton creates fictitious, harmonious compositions of Gotham. In some of his oil paintings, dramatic lighting and shading suggest buildings looming behind the viewer. Whether from a bird’s eye view or from a straight-on perspective, Mark Horton captures the vitality of an urban scene.Read More
City with Market, an oil painting on linen by Mark Horton contains both realistic and abstracted elements. This urban landscape feels familiar, yet it depicts a place that does not really exist. Horton’s compositions are made up of components from many cities that are positioned on the canvas in such a way that the viewer is drawn in. Intrigued by architectural elements, random passersby, and ubiquitous details such as street lights and fire hydrants, Horton uses color and texture to suggest a lively interaction between people and place. Mark Horton‘s urban landscapes will be on exhibit from September 10 to October 14. Please visit Mark Horton’s page on the Tory Folliard Gallery website to see more of his work.