Figurative art oil painting

Surface Tension (Study), 2020
By Mark Heine
24 × 30 in.
Oil on canvas with finished edges
$4,700 – $6,500
Available through 33 Contemporary via Artsy

Mark Heine has come to realize he’s a storyteller. Writing has long been a key component in his creative process. A written narrative accompanies each of his paintings, and several of his articles on painting have been published. The symbiotic relationship of these two distinct disciplines has led to a unique approach to both. His paintings, all captured moments in a larger story. Bringing one of those stories to life — to larger than life — marrying fiction to painting, is the focus of his most recent works, the Sirens series.

In a career spanning 35 years in the arts, his work for clients such as Disney, Sony, Microsoft and Starbucks, have led to more than forty national and international awards. A succession of well-received solo and group shows in galleries across North America and Europe has brought his work to galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Santa Fe and Chicago, where he’s been showing with some of the most recognized artists in North America. Heine’s art can be found in galleries, publications, private and corporate collections around the world, and is featured on some 42 different postage stamps for various countries.