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H. Mark Hall Art Gallery Showcase

Western and Southwestern Style Paintings by Artist H. Mark Hall.

Country Best Blog is so excited to feature the work of artist H. Mark Hall. Born and raised in Raymond, Alberta, Canada he has been ever so modest with his exceptional talents. We are delighted to be displaying his artistry here for our readers to enjoy!

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About the Artist: I started to paint in oils in High School, where I was mentored by a great teacher.  I studied at Brigham Young University and also at the University of Lethbridge.  I became disenchanted with art of the 1960’s, because “Abstract” was the rage.  I left the art program behind, or rather regulated it to a hobby.  I married Debi Jensen in 1974, after returning from BYU.  We have six children, three girls and three boys.  After we had our children I returned to the art program at U of L, working construction during the day and taking art classes in the evenings.  Years later I went into business with my boys, Kirk and Brandon. We started K & M Hall Concrete Ltd., doing basements and flat work together.  Now, in semi-retirement, I have begun to refine my painting skills even more, specializing in western and southwestern landscape paintings. I have been influenced by color and light throughout my painting career, and still feel the thrill of light reflected off of horses, people and the landscape.  I draw inspiration from my travels throughout the west and southwestern desert.  I especially love the mountains of Alberta and the red rock country of Utah and Arizona.  I am currently living the dream of painting in Alberta during the summer and Southern California during the winter; a great way to live and paint!

 

These pieces are such a remarkable capture of the western culture and landscape.

Big thank you to Mark for sharing them with us!

 

Signed,
The Cowgirl

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Ice Fishing Coming to a Close

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Well, at least it is in Alberta as ice fishing ends March 16th on most lakes.

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There are those that might see a scene like this and think it’s a great day to sit on the couch. But for me, when you’ve got a thick frozen layer of ice under you ready to be drilled, you get over the cold pretty quickly.

With a busy schedule I was fortunate enough to still squeeze in a number of ice fishing trips this winter season. I find ice fishing to be one of my favorite things to do.  The chase of the next catch in how big it could be brings a drive like no other. It’s also pretty enjoyable when you’ve got a buddy or few to join in on the thrill.

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It is true. I will miss ice fishing season. I’ve enjoyed a good amount of trout this winter and been able to perfect my Traegger skills. Now looking forward to hitting the open waters when they open up.

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Hope you had a good ice fishing season too.

 

Signed,
The Cowboy

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