Mark Farina

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Mark Farina

United States

Education: B.A. Degree, Florida State University, Art, Minor: Art History, two trimesters in Florence, Italy.

Mark attended to Florida State U. on a partial golf scholarship until he became interested in art which became his main interest for the remainder of my collage education. After graduating from college, he made a livelihood in both golf and commercial art. He moved to the Monterey Peninsula in the early 80’s and freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator. During this period, he was also painting in watercolor and oil. Inspired by the spectacular scenery of the Monterey Peninsula he started painting en plein air (outside on location). This became a passion and eventually fine art painting became his full-time vocation.

Mark’s interest in subject matter is not limited to just the landscape. He also paint still-life, architecture and figures.

Plein Air Events;

            Carmel Art Festival,                Sonoma Plein Air,

            Plein Air Texas                        Richmond Plein Air

            Telluride Plein Air .                 Plein Air Texas

            Cape Anne Plein Air

His paintings have been juried into many national shows and have won awards across the country, including:

            Oil Painters of America

            California Art Club, Gold Medal Show

            Butler Institute of American Art,

            Allied Artist,

            American Impressionist Society,

            Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Society

Hudson Valley Art Association


California Art Club, Artist Member

Carmel Art Association, Life Member

American Impressionist Society, Signature Member

Outdoor Painters Society, Signature Member

Oil Painter of America, Signature Member

Academic Artist Association, Artist Member

Watercolor West, Signature Member



Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Country Club

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Coral De Tierra Country Club

Coral de Tierra Country Club, Salinas, CA

The Panetta Family



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