Marc picked up painting in 2001 upon the encouragement of his wonderful wife. He a self-taught multimedia realist artist with no formal training. His vivid paintings are greatly influenced by the beauty of nature. With extreme attention to detail and realism, he may spend as much as 200 hours to produce a painting. Birds, wildlife, portraits, pets, landscapes and lighthouses are all part of his artistic repertoire; however, it is obvious birds are his favorite subject!