Words from Mark:
I've spent most of my adult life in various businesses, mainly real estate, oil and gas production and stock trading. After some monetary success, my artistic side began to emerge around the year 2000 when I took up painting. After furiously painting for a few years, I began to get the urge to write. Although I had not read much poetry because of its inscrutability, I started writing an occasional piece. Over the last few years, I began to get favorable responses so I accelerated the pace; hence "An Artist Writes." Since the book was published, I've written many new poems and am steadily producing non-representational paintings. These passions continue to drive me into exciting and thought provoking areas. I hope you take the journey with me.
Mark A. Chapman, wife Cheryl Mellenthin
beloved dog Loper
To see more of Mark's "Quirk~e Art" visit www.markachapmanart.com