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Mark Vranesh, ArtWalk show promoter

Returning to southern Nevada after a few years in San Miguel de Allende has infused his art with colors and flavors of colonial Mexico. Mark's artwork has gained internationsl exposure through his gallery exhibits in this historic community of artists and writers. His mixed media style incorporates watercolors and acrylics with collage elements of handmade paper and natural fibers.

Influenced by his love for the southwestern United States, Vranesh has revived his images of petroglyphs and southwest landscapes in his unique approach to painting. Now sharing his time between Las Vegas and his new Sedona studio, he can often be found photographing the skies at sunseet or painting "plein air" at his travelling easel.

After beginning his art career as a serendipitous diversion to his law studies in San Diego, he opted for the road less travelled after graduating from law school. With galleries in Coronado and Del Mar, he established his work throughout California before returning to Las Vegas in the mid 80's. The native son received the "Nevada's Best" award as wll as enjoyed his famous moment on QVC, selling more than 400 of his petroglyph gourd vessels in seven minutes.

Along with his prolific art career that has spanned more than 3 decades, Vranesh has been the show promoter for the art festivals in the Las Vegas valley. This experience has given him the opportunity to help new artists find their path and follow their dreams just as he has.

"My art is a reflection of my experiences and inner feelings. Inspired by nature's beauty and the environment, I hope to capture the joys of life which we all share."

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