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                                       ABOUT

 
   From underwater decorating to painting murals for a local pizza restaurant, my Art career has taken me around in different directions. I have work from sign shops as a sign painter to TV studios as a prop builder. I also worked for Disneyland as a Park Decorator. This took me from designing and merchandising park store front windows to, yes decorating underwater. I was required to put on scuba gear and install static fish and foliage in the submarine attraction inside the park.

   I graduated with a BA in Art (Illustration) from Cal State University at Fullerton. I extended my education at Fullerton College taking life sculpture and bronze casting. This helped me to get hired at Disneyland as a Park Decorator, because the job description required me to sculpt Characters from Disney’s animated movies for their animated windows on Main Street.

  In 2005 I made a change in direction, focusing on painting (acrylics and oils), I returned to Fullerton college. My passion is to challenge and take my work (paintings) as far as I can, threw application of layers and textures by brush stroke. I currently have been entering my paintings in a few shows, events and galleries.





DISNEYLAND
NOVEMBER 1988 - MAY 1995

 ANAHIEM, CALIF.

 PARK DECORATOR DESIGNER

 RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGN, LAYOUT, FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF SETS. FOR RETAIL AND PROMOTIONAL WINDOW DISPLAYS. SCULPTED AND FABRICATED SETS AND CHACTERS FOR THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, LION KING AND POCAHONTAS (ANIMATED WINDOWS). WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR DISNEYLAND PARK PROPS FOR RIDE ATTRACTIONS AND FOOD FACILITIES. THIS ALSO INCLUDED SCUBA DIVING IN THE SUBMARINE ATTRACTION TO INSTALL FIISH AND FOLLAGE.

 Sculpture before taken to staff shop.The Little Mermaid window, Main streetLumier for Beauty and the Beast windowSet for Beauty and the BeastThe Magic shop window Merlin transforms tableTable turns into DragonCover for Disneyland Line magazine


D.M.I.
MARCH 1998 - AUGUST 1998

 FULLERTON, CALIF.

 SCULPTOR

 CARVE AND FABRICATE IN FOAM FULL SIZE ARCHITECTUAL RELIEFS FOR THE BELLAGIO HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS

Beligio hotel Relif and collumsMore of Beligio casino



Shows and Galleries

 

The Gallery on Birch Street

The Whittier Art Association Gallery

The Blue Bird Gallery (uptown Whittier)

The Fullerton College Student Gallery

Pico Rivera Community Center

The Orange County Fair Fine Art division




 

Special Awards

 

The Janet Church Excellence in Oil Painting Award 2010(presented by The Whittier Art Gallery)

2-Dimensional Honorable Mention 2011 and 2008 Whittier Art Gallery

Honorable Mention Award (two), Orange County Fair 2010

Staff Award, Orange County Fair 2008

Commendation for Disneyland Animated Windows from Roy Disney 1989

3rd place 2012 and horable mention 2013 Hilcrest (Whittier)


 

Education

 

Associated of Arts Degree – Rio Hondo College

Batchelor of Arts Degree – California State University at Fullerton

Continued Education - fullerton college (Painting and Sculpture)


 


 




CONTACT


Contact Mark by phone at
(562) 522 2369

or by Email
splunge4me@yahoo.com 

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