The Mark Gingerich Oil Painting

The Relief Sale is pleased to accept the donation of an oil still life painting by "American Impressionist Painter" Mark Gingerich. Here is Mark's biography:

Mark was born in Westphalia, West Germany in 1962 and moved to the United States ten years later settling in central Ohio.

He has enjoyed drawing and designing from an early age. His artistic gifts began to surface while a teenager living in Madison County, Ohio. He won prizes in national competitions for High School in the early 1980's. Encouraged by these early successes, Mark has sought to learn from past as well as present masters of painting. This journey has taken him into a variety of experiences of artistic growth from studying in museums by copying original paintings of well known masters as well as learning from prominent plein air painters of today.

The inspiration to his work comes from the simple beauty of the countryside. Trees, fields, streams, flowers, rustic buildings, pastoral animals, ordinary people and children while engaged in outdoor activity are all subjects of Mark's paintings as he seeks to render the seen as well as the more elusive unseen but felt aspects of God's creation.

He is one of six artists to paint in the Ohio bicentennial project Paint Ohio in 2003. Mark and five other artists ventured into Ohio's 88 counties to explore their histories and unique places in order to be captured on canvas. The paintings were exhibited at the Ohio Historical Society as well as other venues around the state and were sold at auction in the autumn of 2003. A commemorative book was also published entitled The Land We Call Ohio.

Mark and his wife Shana have been married for 28 years and have 5 children. He lives and maintains his studio near West Jefferson, Ohio.

Mark is an award-winning artist with many solo exhibits. Learn more about Mark at his website.

NOTE: At this time, decisions are still being made about how to sell this unique and rare item. We may consign it later to a Fine Art Auction House or gallery. Stay tuned.