Mark McKenna is one of the top emerging artists in the West today. At 37 years old, Mark has achieved some major accomplishments, including being in Southwest Art magazine’s prestigious “21 under 31” list of the best young artists in the country for 2014, and having had a painting acquired by the Brinton Museum for their permanent collection in 2016.
Mark’s work is inspired by his personal exploits and adventures of capturing the West. Ranging from simple portraits of wild and domestic animals, to intense and complex scenes of animals in varying environments, Mark works tirelessly to portray life and personality in his work—animals that almost breathe.
Mark earned a BFA in Illustration and has studied under some of the West’s best, including: Greg Beecham, Grant Redden, Leon Parson, and Jim Wilcox. Subsequently, he has spent thousands of hours at the easel practicing and implementing the techniques and skills gained throughout his education.
Mark has had his work included in major museum shows across the United States & Canada, including the Buffalo Bill Art Show, The Russell, the South Eastern Wildlife Expo, and the Calgary Stampede, and his work is currently represented by Astoria Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming.