Updated 01-26-2021

Artist Statement & Bio

Trash rescue stereo cabinet transformed into a mid century modern bar cart!

News: Updated 03-10-2021
     I can't believe March is here already!  I am still working on my new series of mixed media pieces I've titled Musings From Isolation.  I have 14 of my planned 20 pieces finished.  I'll be adding photos of the newest pieces on here in the next few days.  I love the idea of starting conversations/opening a dialogue with art.  It is my hope that this new series gets people interested and talking.  Ideally, as an artist, I want to draw people in and capture their attention and imagination.  While some of the abstract work I do is well suited for interior design, I want this series to be very different.  I am excited for it to be finished and really get some feedback.  It goes towards doing something different and standing out from "everyone else".  I've joked that there are a lot of wildlife artists out there, but the truth is, in this market it's what sells.  I've been thinking a lot over the past few months about how to better market my work.  I've also been thinking about other revenue streams to tap with my art.  I love the brainstorming process when it comes to coming up with new ideas to work towards the goal of making my living from art!  

Prices upon request

Artist’s Statement:

I enjoy communicating with people, but sometimes words can be restrictive.  I feel that through my work I can communicate more honestly and completely, on multiple levels.  I enjoy hearing the messages people receive from me through my art.  At their base level, the message sent and the messages received are the same.  It's how the receiver interprets the message that fascinates me.  I don't define myself as an abstract artist.  Whichever medium and style I work in on a given piece is my method of communication.  Usually for me, working in an abstract style allows me to communicate more clearly.  Maybe it's my way of making sense out of chaos.  I also like to experiment with new materials in a mixed-media fashion.  If asked to define myself as an artist, I'd say I'm a communicator, translator, explorer, student, and guide.  I want you to see me, and the most honest way is through my art.

Artist’s Bio:

I grew up in North Dakota and graduated from Minot High School in 1989.  I've loved art since I was young and have always been involved with one medium or another, but never with the focus I have today.  Excited for a life of adventure after a childhood on the plains, I left for the US Navy at 18.  After 10 years of traveling the world, I found myself back in North Dakota.  I received my Bachelor of General Studies degree from Minot State University in Minot, ND in 2016.  During my last semester I decided to pursue art as more than just a hobby.  I feel my art has become a way for me to express myself and to explore my relationships with my emotions, experiences, and the people in my life." 

 

I am actively painting, experimenting in other mediums, and working on building my artist’s resume and body of work.  I have two incredible daughters, Grace and Jaimie, who I am very proud of.  I am currently living in Fargo, North Dakota with my amazing wife and muse, Krista. 

 

You can check out my online store for cool things with my art on them at:  https://society6.com/markholter


 

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Chimamire no Taiyo
Chimamire no Taiyo

12"x9" Acrylic on Canvas 2020

Humana
Humana

36"x24" Acrylic on Canvas Commissioned by Northern Plains Dance in Bismarck, ND 2020 Not for Sale

Iron Range
Iron Range

Acrylic on Canvas 24"x36" 2019

Life in the Blue
Life in the Blue

Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30" 2019 SOLD

The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home

Acrylic on Canvas 36"x12" 2020

The Night's Highway
The Night's Highway

Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24" 2020

Dream of Dragons
Dream of Dragons

Acrylic on Canvas 20"x20" 2020

Bathed in Crimson
Bathed in Crimson

Acrylic on Canvas 12"x12" 2020

Who Wants to Go to the Disco
Who Wants to Go to the Disco

Acrylic on Canvas 24"x36" 2020

CONTACT

Fargo, ND

Tel: Available upon request

mark_holter@hotmail.com

www.facebook.com/holterart

Instagram: mark_holter_artist

https://society6.com/markholter