FMTM (fishmantroutman) Publishingare Proud to Announce Nationally Acclaimed Artist Mark Anderson for eBay/ Store/ Internet . Titled: "Pheasant Flush" Pheasants This Auction is for One (1) Signed and Numbered Lithograph. Limited Print run ARTIST PROOF Numbered out of only 250. NEW and Never Framed Before! Measurements: Overall Size 25 1/2" x 19 1/2" Image Size 22 1/2" x 15 3/4"
Mark Anderson's BiographyOn October 5, 2004 Mark Anderson was announced the winner of the 2004 Federal Duck Stamp contest. Mark's striking design of a pair of hooded merganser's on a golden pool of water took first place honors over 223 other entries in this year's competition. His winning image graced the 2005-06 Federal Duck Stamp which is purchased by hunters and stamp collectors nationwide. The coveted Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest is known as the most prestigious and lucrative art competition in the world.
Growing up in South Dakota, Mark Anderson developed a love of the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were not only a favorite pastime, they were a way of life. As an adult, Mark's devotion to nature fueled another interest, painting. He is a self-taught wildlife artist who began painting 1980. Like all true callings, painting became his full-time commitment by 1993.
A true outdoorsman, Mark can be seen photographing as often as hunting or fishing. He always travels with a camera and is prepared to capture "live" moments of inspiration. These excursions provide the knowledge and research necessary to realistically capture wildlife. Mark is passionate about depicting wildlife realistically. The focal point of his paintings is the wildlife itself; rural elements are incorporated to add depth and dimension. Mark has the unique ability to produce paintings that represent "anyw USA." Although he calls South Dakota home, his work portrays scenes reminiscent of any rural environment. Mark Anderson Awards
Some of Mark's many honors and awards include:
• 2006 Illinois State Habitat Stamp • 2005 Federal Duck Stamp winner • 2005 South Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 2005 Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 2004 People's Choice Award, Augustana Artist of the Plains Art Show • 2003 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 2003 Oklahoma Duck Stamp • 2003 National Wild Turkey Federation National Stamp Design • 2003 Florida Wild Turkey Stamp • 2003 Michigan Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Stamp Artist of the Year • 2002 North Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 2002 National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Art Contest Winner • 2002 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 2002 South Dakota Duck Stamp • 2001-02 Florida Wild Turkey Stamp • 2001 South Dakota Duck Stamp • 2000 Ohio Duck Stamp • 2000 Cover of Ducks Unlimited Magazine (May/June) • 2000 Artwork selected for Pheasants Forever National Art Package • 2000-2001 Artwork selected for Ducks Unlimited National Art Package • 1999 SDDU Habitat Stamp • 1999 Iowa Duck Stamp • 1998 National Wild Turkey Federation Grand National Art Competition Winner • 1998 South Dakota Duck Stamp • 1997 Oklahoma Duck Stamp • 2001-94 Mark was selected to design the South Dakota Wildlife Federation State Print • 1996 Mark was presented the Ducks Unlimited Golden Palette Chisel Award for (Ducks Unlimited Highest Artist Award) contributions of artwork to Ducks Unlimited generating over 1.3 million dollars. (This figure will exceed three million by year end 2002.) • 1996/91 Minnehaha Pheasants Forever Chapter Print • 1995/2001 Best of Show Award, Center for Western Studies Art Show, Augustana College • 1994 Sioux Falls South Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 1994 South Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year, (first artist to win three consecutive years) • 1993 South Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year • 1993 Best of Show (wild turkey) category National Wildlife Art Show, Kansas City • 1993 South D...