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Mark G. Hosmer
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Disneyland CA
Favourite genre of music: Acoustic anything
Favourite photographer: James Wong Howe, Edward Weston
Favourite style of art: Realism, German Expressionism
Operating System: Carbon-based
MP3 player of choice: am-fm headphones
Shell of choice: Abalone
Wallpaper of choice: Anything but floral
Skin of choice: My wife's
Favourite cartoon character: George W. Bush
Personal Quote: Don't break anything you can't fix yourself.
Interests
I've been sitting here in the office where I work, a smog test station in Huntington Beach, for two and a half hours with no customers. I had one stop in, but for technical reasons which I won't bother explaining, I couldn't test her car.
 I replaced the bottle on the water cooler, stuffed some mailers in envelopes, fed the crows and cleaned my desk.
 At home I have a half-finished painting, and about twenty more in my head that I want to do. Then this Enya song comes on Pandora, Storms in Africa, and it makes me think of all the beauty that is in the world and how I feel that I was put here to witness and record some of it, not sit in an empty office waiting to hook a computer to a car.
 
 Admittedly, my life seems more meaningful when I am actually being productive here. But at age 61, a heart surgery behind me and my eyesight in a dicey state, I'm starting to feel like I'm wasting time that could be spent creating.
 Unfortunately, even artists need to eat and live somewhere, and since I have squandered all the money and opportunities that came my way when I was younger, I now live from day to day and pay as I go. Selling a painting or two a year doesn't pay many bills.

 I had a friend once with whom I could discuss these things, but that acquaintance is no more. So I resort to posting my thoughts here. Perhaps I can seize upon the energy of wanting what is out of my reach and put that into my art.

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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I am doing a Watcher's feature journal
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TrevorDaveSon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday.
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markhosmer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you...and happy it is!
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Happy early birthday.
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markhosmer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And a late thank-you!
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olho-gordo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean, wow.
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markhosmer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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reupzig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Im not a friend of hyperrealistic works. But your have a very clinically,mysterious and lonely way to compose your Works.

Great.
greetings from germany :=)
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Darija9 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
You have an amazing gallery, great atmosphere, love the eeriness to it, each piece carries a feeling. I'm speechless :) Good luck.
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