Mark’s work deals more with the commonplace than the grand, with the animal often only one small element of the overall composition. Most days, he doesn’t have to venture beyond his back yard to find inspiration. It’s Eberhard’s ability to capture common things with uncommon grace and detail that’s earned him a place as one of America’s best wildlife painters – particularly when it comes to birds. An MFA from Yale University combined with a close personal experience with nature – its forms, colors and textures – form the basis of his paintings.
Eberhard has won numerous awards and has been the featured artist in a number of invitational shows throughout the United States. His work is included in both private, public and museum collections throughout the world, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, WY, the Whitney West Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI.
His work is prominently included in the recently published “Painters of the Grand Teton
National Park” written by the scholar and art historian Donna Poulton and husband James.
Click on the images below to view Mark Eberhard's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
Tidings of Great Joy
I hope people enjoy looking at my paintings. I want them to see the beauty and humanity in nature that I see. A bare tree branch can be just as beautiful and moving as a Grand Canyon vista. I hope people will slow down and take time to not just see the trees in the forest but the leaves on the trees.