Mark Heine

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Mark Heine

Canada

Mark Heine was born in Alberta, Canada in 1961. In the span of his 35 year career, this artist and author has come to realize he's a storyteller. Writing has long been an integral part of his creative process. His writing drives his painting and his painting inspires his writing. Bringing one of his stories to life … to larger than life, is the focus of his current project entitled Sirens. Each of the paintings in his Sirens series, is the visualization of a key moment in his coming Sirens book, a work of fiction in the genre of magical realism. This environmental tale, which examines humankind's ambiguous and destructive relationship with the world's oceans, is a contemporary re-interpretation of the femme fatal made famous in Homer's Odyssey. Heine, his wife and creative collaborator and two children live on scenic Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada.

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