Mark Vander Vinne (pronounced VAN-der Vin) is a Midwestern Tonal & Impressionist Landscape painter best known for his quiet scenes, elegant compositions and subtle color palettes. His award winning paintings have been featured in numerous solo & group exhibitions as well as plein air events and private collections.
Born and raised in the small town of Eldridge, IA just north of Davenport, Mark studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation he began a career in illustration. He is currently an art director in the advertising industry.
Mark has a passion for learning and has taken workshops with master artists Ken Auster & Scott Christensen. He is a prominent member in the local art community: teaching classes, workshops and hosting critiques as well as giving lectures. He currently resides with his family in Porter, Indiana near the Indiana National Lakeshore.