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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.
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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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I am doing a Watcher's feature journal
TrevorDaveSon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff
brain-tree Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday.
markhosmer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you...and happy it is!
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Happy early birthday.
markhosmer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And a late thank-you!
olho-gordo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean, wow.
markhosmer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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.

greetings from germany :=)
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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