Mark's favorite collectors are those who see his work, and want to take it home because it causes them to rest. "We are too busy these days," he says, speaking about our need to slow down, and to sit and think about life. "Our kids are growing up alone, our schedules are jammed full, and there is no time to contemplate what life should be about. I want my paintings to inspire people to be still, to listen to that quiet voice, and then rise up assured that they are a part of something bigger than their schedule." Mark's paintings do just that. He is able to capture that perfect moment that you might experience on a hike through the mountains when a majestic elk came out for an unforgettable experience. Or a moment in time when the light, the water, and the gentle involvement of a man and his horse all came together in a masterful composition.