Mark D. Shelton

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Mark is currently involved in three series of paintings. The first includes portraits of historically significant Indian Chiefs and prominent tribal members and the second series includes large scale landscapes that vary in sizes up to 60″x48″. The third series focuses on larger Native figures dominating the scene. All of the series are a result of a ten year study in colour, texture and emotional force. The paintings consist of boldly applied acrylics on canvas in conjunction with collaged papers from around the world. The goal of mark’s paintings is to involve the viewer as a participant in the mood and tone that is set in his work. He hopes his paintings will leave you with a sense of reverence for native peoples who have survived many hardships but have the resolve to maintain cultural integrity for the generations that follow.