Mark Callen

#2095 Evey Rd. 2
#2095 Evey Rd. 2

oil on canvas 22x30 inches Mark Callen

#2094 Evey Rd. 3
#2094 Evey Rd. 3

oil on canvas 23x36 ininches Mark Callen

#2093 Evey Rd. 1
#2093 Evey Rd. 1

oil on canvas 22x30 inches Mark Callen

#2092 Mt. St. Helena (the Oak Tree)
#2092 Mt. St. Helena (the Oak Tree)

oil on canvas 20x30 inches Mark Callen

#2084 Rocky Point
#2084 Rocky Point

oil on canvas 18x30 inches Mark Callen

#2083 Manzanita
#2083 Manzanita

oil on canvas 22x30 inches Mark Callen

#2077 Large Quarry near Etla
#2077 Large Quarry near Etla

oil on board 9x12 inches Mark Callen

#2072 Lands End, Yellow Hill
#2072 Lands End, Yellow Hill

oil on canvas 25x42 inches Mark Callen

#2016 Lea River, East End
#2016 Lea River, East End

oil on canvas 22x28 inches Mark Callen

#2066  Mt.Badger near Yreka
#2066 Mt.Badger near Yreka

oil on canvas 23 x 36 inches Mark Callen

 

Artist statement:

 

My response to the natural world around me, the landscape, its light effects, its rhythms and forms have a spiritual significance, an emotion that I can only share in visual terms.  

 

I paint indoors from drawings done outdoors. The images that form the basis of my work are inspired by long trips on the road, chronicling specific areas often simply to try and understand them better. 

 

The use of space, light and color are the tools, landscape the vehicle, sincerity of the first impression the goal.

 

Relating my work to the long legacy of the landscape, I am in debt to those artists who have come before me.

 

"Be guided by feeling alone....follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling"

--Camille Corot