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Mark Battista

Mark Battista, fine artist and illustrator, was born in 1963 in West Haven, Connecticut and graduated from Paier College of Art with a B.F.A. in 1985. Upon graduation, he was awarded "The Outstanding Illustration Major Award" and received recognition for graduating with the highest grade point average. He received a M.S. degree in Art Education from Southern CT State University in 1990.He presently teaches art for the West Haven school system.

Mark has worked as an illustrator, fine artist, and art educator for over 25 years. The artist has won major awards and is currently represented by The DaSilva Gallery, and The Frame Shop Gallery of New Haven, CT.

Mark has exhibited and has been represented by the following galleries and art organizations:

* The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

* The Grand National Exhibition, Boston, MA

* The Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA and Palm Beach ,FL

* The Mary Lou Fischer Gallery, Guilford ,CT

* The Schoolhouse Gallery Sanibel Island, FL

* Sprague Hall, Yale University, New Haven Ct

Mark Battista works in oils, watercolor, pastel and graphite. His portraits, skillfully rendered through years of study, capture the inner quality of the subject. His realistic sharp focus still lifes capture intricate detail, creative interplay of light and shadow and as James Weiss, the art editor for the New Haven Register commented, "Battista's most technically accomplished paintings create a tranquility not always achieved in other work in the show".

While Battista's portraits and still lifes are usually highly detailed, his watercolor and pastel work exhibits a much looser, fluid and expressionistic approach.

Mark resides in North Haven, Ct with his wife Joy, and two children, April and Michael.

Commissions for paintings or drawings can be arranged by contacting the artist.

Prices for paintings posted online are available upon request.

Private lessons are also available to motivated students who desire to improve their creativity, technical ability and perceptive skills.

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