When asked about his muse Mark Boyle states:
“Nature impassions me. I am on a constant quest for that perfect subject to paint. During my outdoor adventures, such as hiking or fishing, I am inspired by the things I find. It is important for me to bring home my experiences and share them in a painting. Some of the landscape scenes I paint are found in very remote wilderness areas which seldom few visit. One of the most rewarding experiences is to set up an easel on a high mountain meadow and capture the true colors found there. Through photography and plein air studies, I’ve documented many of my trips into the wilderness. I later use these as references to create larger finished works of art”.
Mark’s work has been published in Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Gray’s Sporting Journal & The Artist’s Magazines and over the past 25 years Boyle has exhibited in national level shows with Arts for the Parks, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Bennington Center & Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. His work can be found in collections at Yellowstone National Park, The Boeing Company, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, West Coast Paper Company, & The Bennington Center for the Arts.
In both 2005 & 2012 Mark was commissioned by Alaska Airlines to design & create the Salmon themed 737 airplane dubbed “The Salmon-thirty-Salmon”