After a successful career in business, including an MBA from the University of Chicago, Bernard retired in 2001 to pursue his life-long ambition to become a fine-art painter. Since then, galleries in Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico have exhibited his watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, which have won many awards and recognitions. Hundreds of them are now part of individual and corporate collections.
Traveling in their motorhome, Bernard and his wife, nature photographer Martha Marks, have visited dozens of America’s national parks and monuments, as well as other scenic and historic places.
Bernard Marks was one of ten worldwide finalists in the art competition culminating in the Dec./Jan. 2015 issue of International Artist magazine. Bernard’s “Aspens with Mountain Maples” painting was among others from the US, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, and Canada.
Prints of many of Bernard’s paintings are available at Fine Art America, which offers art collectors around the world the opportunity to purchase his work in a variety of print formats, including note cards.
As you’ll see on the posts here, many of his original paintings are available for purchase. Contact Bernard if you’re interested in acquiring one of those.