Mark Roy (M.R.) Mizener's art was featured in the International T-shirt Artists' Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1985. Soon after he went on to teach "painting on silk" for Club Med at Playa Blanca on the Pacific coast of Mexico. In 1990 Mark opened his art studio, the Silk Gallery, in Longboat Key, Florida where he continued to hold classes and teach the art of "painting on silk". In 1996 he returned to Mexico to do silk painting instructor training for Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. Later that year he returned to Mexico to run the art studio at Club Med in Huatulco, Mexico, again teaching the technique of painting on silk. In 2002 he opened Blue Moon Art in Bradenton Beach, FL, and a few years later he held classes in painting on silk at Island Lovers Art in Longboat Key, FL and at Anna Maria Island Art League in Holmes Beach, FL. Mark's paintings have been exhibited at Art-Fusion Gallery in Miami, FL, Adrian Howard Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL, Galeria Azul in Cozumel, Mexico, Caribbean Gallery in Key West, FL, Kennedy Studios, Bradenton, FL, Kennedy Gallery, Cozumel, Mexico, Anna Maria Island Art League, Holmes Beach, FL, Art Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Club Med-Sandpiper, Port St. Lucie, Florida.
I use many different mediums, such as painting on silk with dyes, paints, or oils, acrylics and oils on canvas and paper, and digitally embellished mixed media that sometimes features digital photography. Museum quality prints of my work are available on paper or canvas, framed or unframed; for sale at: https://www.imagekind.com/artists/mrmizener/MRMizenerArt/fine-art-prints
My paintings are heavily influenced by my dreams and visions, but I'm equally influenced by the environment. Mother Nature calls, and so much beauty surrounds me. I find inspiration by the sea. Being close to water inspires me to create. Water inspires emotion, vision, fantasy and flowing gestures. By land or by sea, or in outer space, figures of humans or animals in the art may be imaginary or they may be real. I am also interested in creating symbolic art. My most recent journey emphasizes a kind of "conceptual art" as I reach toward the goal of finishing painting all 360 visualized symbols that I recorded in my book, "Aquarian Age Symbols of Astrology”. Each symbol represents one degree of the zodiac. My paintings are featured on the covers of my books. The books are for sale on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Roy-Mizener/e/B00NWF0OWO