Artist - Mark Schlake
I was born in the Midwest, yet have lived throughout the US most of my life. Most of my career spent creating and designing software for over 35 years. Janet and I live in Kansas City along with our 3 adult children and two grand kids...
On my 62nd birthday, Janet signed me up for painting lessons with a local artist. I was hooked from day one and suddenly wanted to spend all of my free time painting and creating art. What I had discovered was that I always had the mindset of a creator, composer, an artist. I had used abilities in software development, but now I can put this creative skill, this "Janet Gift", to a pastime that includes a different portrayal of my vision.
I work solely with acrylics and canvas, mostly as Pop Art...Faces and now some Cityscapes. I have been heavily influenced by music and the culture that I have been surrounded by in my travels and life experiences.
Look through my portfolio. I am always updating it.
When I paint, I smile...nothing wrong with that...