detail of digital collage by Mark Blanchard

MARK BLANCHARD is a NC native, born in Tarboro, and currently calls Raleigh his home. He started his artistic journey at an early age with drawing and painting. After a love of music came along, he ended up playing in a psychedelic-rock band in Raleigh in the late 80’s. When the Rockstar vision fizzled, photography became his main exploration and continues to be his main artistic inspiration today, but now with more of an abstract examination.

These days he is still creative in photography, but mostly he is spending his artistic energy developing digital collages that create unique works of art that are bright and fun and produce a unique and visionary experience.

With any of these artistic journeys, Mark’s playful energy is to create a mood with his art that’s more airy than grounded, foolish rather than factual, but in the end, sincere enough to generate feelings and emotions within the viewer.

Mark has exhibited at the Durham Art Guild, Carrack Gallery and Duke University Hospital and various art markets in the Triangle area.