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mark skidmore  artist

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I have always loved to paint. I knew I wanted to be an artist at a very young age, when I would lie on the floor with my crayons drawing dinosaurs, and during the cold Chicago winter months, I had plenty of time to do just that.

Over the years I have focused on many different styles, but I keep coming back to the landscapes and cityscapes and I finally realized it was so simple, just one simple word.  Light!

For me, when I create a painting it's all about capturing the natural light. Whether it's a city scene or a landscape, It's all about light. Even the still life's I paint  and figure drawing that I do, I pay close attention to the light source.

I have tried to present that vision to you with the images on this web site. I will always be adding new images as I finish them, and I hope you enjoy what you see.    I thank you for your support.

Over the last twenty years or so I've shipped my artwork to just about every country on this planet.

On my contact page feel free to get in touch with me about any of the available art work , prices, & shipping costs.

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ASSOCIATES DEGREE :  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART    1980/82

B.F.A.  DEGREE :  ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO  1983/85

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ EDITORIAL ARTIST :  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

ART DIRECTOR : INTERMARKET MAGAZINE  

SET DESIGN :  RONSLEY & MEETING HOUSE DISPLAY

COMPUTER GAME ARTIST :  SEGA INDUSTRIES

GALLERY OWNER :  SKIDMORE ART GALLERY

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