Collection: Marc Anderson

Gallery artist Marc Anderson was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and no sisters, much to his mother’s chagrin. Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of his and his brothers’ endeavors, creative or otherwise. Marc began working as a professional artist while studying illustration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Firstly, as a caricature artist at a local amusement park. Secondly, as a freelance illustrator for various clients and publications.

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While the caricature and illustration work was a far cry from the fine art world, they proved an invaluable jumping-off point for Marc’s career as an artist. The drawing skills and quick decision-making required in those fields would become foundational as he waded into fine art painting.

Continuing down this career path for several years, Marc Anderson discovered the mysterious world of Plein Air painting. While Marc loved the comfort and convenience of his studio, along with the abundance of distracting Youtube videos that could be found, nothing could compete with this newfound passion. Big-eared, goofy faces and demanding art directors were quickly replaced with painterly depictions of the Wisconsin landscape.

Notwithstanding the Wisconsin winters would again drive gallery artist Marc Anderson back into the studio, where he would hibernate for several months, only emerging for rations of cheese and lutefisk.

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Marc Anderson is in the passenger seat on a North Carolina highway, making his way back home to Wisconsin. The sleeves are rolled up on his plaid checkered shirt, and he’s reflecting on his most recent visit to Charleston, SC. He’s taking time to talk about his paintings that have been inspired by his relationship to the area know as the South Carolina lowcountry.

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