"...teaching style is gentle and encouraging."
Thank you for introducing me to some wonderful oil painting techniques. Your teaching style is gentle and encouraging. You're a talented, muti-media artist and instructor. Thank you.
Student & Client Testimonials
"...rests as the centerpiece of my home..."
"I received a commissioned portrait of my mom and I last year for Christmas. It was a surprise giftt from my good friends in the year I lost my mother to a tragic accident. The portrait, with superior quality and craftmanship, was done from a photo that was captured at my mum's father's funeral in North Wales. Mark was able to infuse the raw emotion and tenderness of that moment, as her and I sought comfort through a long embrace. The solace that his work brings to my home, as it rests as the centerpiece of my home, is something I turn to when I am seeking comfort from her absence."
-Dr. Nicolas Porter
"...practical suggestions and a high level of support."
"I can recommend Mark wholeheartedly! Probably because of his background in physics, his approach tends toward the technical, while still offering practical suggestions and a high level of support. Very worthwhile!
I should have written you much sooner. Your painting arrived here last Friday -- beautifully packaged and in perfect condition. Both my wife & I are thrilled to have it. Truly a special addition to our home. Love the moody, "old master" feel of it; the rich colors; the composition; the whole shebang. It is out being framed right now. ... Anyway, thank you so much for painting it and, more selfishly, for selling it to us.
All the best,
"...enriching, understandable, and informative."
"Mark Christopher is a very supportive, encouraging art instructor. I have taken weekly classes as well as workshops he has offered, and have gotten SO much out of them. I have learned specific techniques for color-mixing, determining values & temperatures of colors, and creating depth. Mark shares with us ways to choose and care for our "tools of the trade" and all the little tips to make our painting and creating experience the best! He has a unique background in the sciences & art history that make his art classes all the more enriching, understandable, and informative. I highly recommend Mark Christopher's workshops & classes!"
- Jane M.
"I have been studying with Mark for the past two years, in both private and group classes. I have grown tremendously in terms of skills, style, technique, and confidence in my creative abilities. Mark has such respect for teaching and supporting each student where they are, honoring the individual, while encouraging personal style and expression. If you’re looking for an amazing art teacher you’ve found it with Mark!"