Friday, May 20, 2011

Mark Cottman - Job of the Week

 Baltimore artist Mark Cottman and Archival Arts' owner Jeff Salava with
Cottman's mural, "Can't We All Just Swim Along"

Award winning artist Mark Cottman, and owner of south Baltimore’s Mark Cottman Gallery, is a frequent customer to our shop. The extensive body of Mark’s work ranges from colorful, figurative paintings to abstract designs based on a myriad of images.  This month Mark Cottman Gallery is featuring a show titled “Flower Power.” On display at the gallery are various imaginative paintings and prints of flowers all created by this self-taught artist. “African Violet Parade”  pictured below is  a good example of the sense of humor conveyed in much of Mark’s work.

 "African Violets on Parade" giclée print on watercolor paper

 His piece titled “Sunflowers Abundance” is another instance where we stop to smile at the clever way he makes us notice the imperfection of flower behavior in real life.
"Sunflowers Abundance" giclée print on watercolor paper

Stop by the gallery at 1014 S. Charles Street  to see this colorful and fun show which runs until June 12.

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