Marc Bohne2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Marc Bohne was born in 1955 in El Paso, Texas. He lived in West Texas until he left for Missouri, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Columbia College in 1977. Though he won awards as a student, making art was merely a pastime for him, as other interests crept in and making a living took precedence. In 1994, after deciding to be serious with his lifelong interest in art, he rented studio space in Seattle, and since then has painted professionally. His landscapes are in collections from Paris to Los Angeles; some of America's most prominent citizens are on his list of collectors. He is represented by galleries in New Mexico, Wyoming, New York, California, and Washington.
What artist inspires you? Why?
Many artists have influenced me over the years, for various reasons. Frances Bacon for his unique voice and emotional content, Nathan Olivera for his paint and spirit, the poet Sharon Olds because of the images she paints in my head, and Writer Annie Dillard for the same reason.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
I go out into the land that means something to me, and they find me.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Don't really know how to answer this. I think of my paintings as a conversation with my perceptions and "inspiration" does not really apply. I have done many paintings of the Upper Valley near my late father's house in southern New Mexico, not because of inspiration, but an ongoing conversation with old ghosts and demons that still reside there from my childhood. Dust, dryness, escape, longing, etc.