Mark Hobson

Mark lives in Tofino, BC, where he has painted professionally for over 25 years. Trained as a biologist, he taught high school science before devoting his time to painting in watercolours, oils, and acrylics. Whether it be pounding surf, misty coves, rainforests, or underwater, the careful use of light is always present, enhancing subtle drama in his work.

Known for his passionate portrayals of the remote Pacific Coast, his work has won awards in the USA, Canada, and Europe. A strong advocate for preserving the wilderness he loves to paint, Mark has devoted countless hours and works to environmental campaigns. After he brought artists to Carmanah Valley on Vancouver Island in 1989, a new provincial park was established. It is his vision and organizational skills that have brought this group of artists together to challenge the threat of oil tankers on the northern BC coast.

 

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