Mark Dickinson, b. 1967, Washington D.C.

From his earliest memories, drawing and painting were as much a part of Mark Dickinson’s childhood development as anything else. Though he was born in Washington, D.C. and placed for adoption, his home soon became the “Cowboy State”.  Mark moved to Worland, WY, to live with his new adoptive parents, Raymond and Virginia Dickinson, at 18 months of age.

Growing up in a Christian home, Mark is so thankful for the relationship he has with his savior, Jesus. Dickinson gives God all the glory for his artistic talent.

Always encouraged by his parents to pursue his talent in art, Mark attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA with a concentration in Fine Art.  After graduation, Mark moved to Orange County, and
while working at Disney was encouraged to pursue a career in graphic arts. Mark soon became a print and interactive graphic designer in corporate and agency advertising. In the ensuing 22-year period, he has designed for both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Dickinson has lived in California off and on since 1985. When he wasn’t living in California he was back in his home state of Wyoming. Mark and his wife Vicki have four children; Emily, Katie, Annie, and Roger. Mark enjoys learning, researching and drawing studies for his future works. His father, a 20th-century cowboy himself, shared stories of growing up near Shell, WY. Mark and his father love fly-fishing, and that too has influenced Mark’s deep interest in portraying the American West. His subjects include cowboys, wildlife and the romance of fly-fishing.