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Mark Asmus

Taos, NM

Tel: 575-758-7171


My degree reads BS Metallurgical Engineering, the practical choice. I probably should have given the visual arts a try right from the git-go since I’ve been a doodler all my life – finger paints, crayons, pencil, etc.  In any case, I worked in the steel industry for 36 years, retiring in 2001.  Preparing to retire, I began art lessons at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.  That’s when I began doodling in earnest.

After moving to Taos in 2007, I was in a gallery for a while but realized that doesn’t work for me. I prefer establishing a personal relationship with my buyers. So, I sell my work directly to collectors. 

I believe an artist is usually better off not talking about his artwork.  The
work should speak for itself; you either like it or you don’t. I am essentially a studio painter working in oils with a palette knife, usually on wood panel.  My paintings tell a story, incorporating the history, cultural diversity and natural beauty of northern New Mexico. Often, I strive for a light-hearted feeling.

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