Mark Perry is a painter residing in New York City and East Hampton, New York. Born and raised in Providence R.I., Mr. Perry studied Portraiture and Life Drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) evening division, while working for ten years as an electrical draftsman for an architectural engineering firm in Providence.
In 1987, Mr. Perry entered the Providence Art Club’s “Open Painting Show” and won the Milton Halladay prize for “Bonnie”, a Portrait of a Woman. He also worked weekly with a small private group, (many affiliated with or RISD Alumni) of local artists weekly through most of his twenties.
In 1989, Mr. Perry moved to NYC and continued drawing and painting the model at The Society of Illustrator’s and the Spring St. Studio. In the mid-ninety’s Mr. Perry started spending time in Amagansett painting landscapes. From 2002 - 2009 He painted exclusively in the studio using his own photography as reference.
Starting in late 09 putting aside photography as reference, currently his explorations with paint on canvas, large and small scale are taking him to places with atmosphere, mood and where anything goes. Mainly abstract in nature but evoking landscape.