About the Paintings

On the Way to Vegas Stop and Make Art, 14×14″ Oil on Panel

As of mid-2018, Marc has been working on an extended series of landscape paintings using artist’s oils in a rich impasto.

These paintings perform first and foremost as scenic views. Transporting narratives. Idealized memories of places Marc has traveled and painted or photographed.

These are traditional works, firmly rooted in the desire to bring beautiful things into our daily lives.

On closer examination, the narrative imagery dissolves into a miniature topography of abstract color. A second level of meaning hidden within the terrain.

Entering this underlying abstraction, the actual location is left behind, freeing the mind to journey further.

Marc’s work anticipates the dynamic interaction between abstraction and reality, between painting and storytelling. He creates a compelling feeling of participation within the viewer, making works of art you can enjoy for a lifetime.

Follow Marc’s most recent work on Instagram at: @m.holmes.art