July’s Artist: Mark Gansor
Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the early 1990s, while supporting himself as a church organist and freelance piano accompanist, he began experimenting with decorative painting as a hobby. Soon it blossomed into a full-time profession, with Mark rendering decorative finishes, faux effects, plasters, and murals throughout eastern North Carolina and the Grand Strand of South Carolina.
Mark has worked in both residential and commercial settings, including painting in several buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Completely self taught, he learned the painting craft through reading books and studying the work of others. He has been trained in the application of fine Venetian plasters and has taken master classes in Trompe l’oeil painting. For roughly a decade, Mark has been painting works on canvas and has had very good success with it.
Mark Gansor is represented by Art in Bloom gallery, located downtown. At Legacy Architectural Salvage, Mark finds endless interesting objects to paint!