Mark Hemleben - Plein Air Painter



About Mark Hemleben

"There's a magnificence in the still solitude of nature." Impressionist Landscape Artist Mark Hemleben captures the intensity in his plein air oils, documenting the change of light and the dance of shadows and colors. "Its vibrancy and harmony and splendor are what inspires me to capture the abundance of life and energy, the constant change of light and season."

Hemleben paints with energetic emotion. With a well controlled stroke he translates onto canvas a feeling of life. Dynamic and hypnotic, his paintings constantly capture you and reveal more, drawing you in when suddenly you see them in a new light or from a different angle, revealing poetically in rich color a landscape rarely treasured with the naked eye.

From working on a grand scale with his art, as a mural artist for private and corporate locations around the states and Mexico, Hemleben has also traveled the world—when serving as a U.S. Marine—and on painting commissions and retreats.

Mr. Hemleben is from Lafayette, Louisiana where he studied at Louisiana State University and then at Long Beach, CA  where he lived in an Artist Colony and at one time taught history.

Mark, a professional plein air landscape painter since 1996 is now living with his wife in Jerome and continues to grow "with each sunrise and sunset."

Mark was named "Best Local Artist" by the readers of the Verde Valley newspapers for 2006.

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  Mark Hemleben    
Mark painting at the Colorado River    
Mark painting in Jerome    
Mark painting in Jerome