Opening Reception Tonight for International Artist Mark Lague at Principle Gallery, 6-8:30pm
Opportunity to Meet the Artist and View His Week-Long Exhibit
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Internationally-known artist Mark Lague’s solo exhibition at the Principle Gallery at 208 King Street will be featured at tonight’s opening reception from 6-8:30pm to display his very exceptionally unique style of painting. The Gallery’s current window highlight is Mark’s painting Flatiron on Fifth, which was also selected for the cover of the magazine American Art Collector Magazine.
Mark’s work featured on cover of American Art Collector Magazine
Mark has developed an international reputation and has won numerous awards, both in his native Canada and in the United States. He was born in Lachine, Quebec in 1964 and has had a fascination with drawing since childhood. Upon graduation from Montreal’s Concordia University in Design, Lague embarked on a 13-year career in the animation industry, working primarily as a background designer and art director.
During this time, despite working full-time, he began receiving international acclaim for his watercolor paintings through competitions, juried shows, and solo exhibitions. In 2000, Mark switched to oil as his primary medium, and in 2002 made the jump to a full-time painter.
Lague’s Brooklyn Bridge Midday-Hr
As an artist, he is a realist, who is open to virtually all subject matter. What keeps him excited about painting is his endless quest to simplify and get to the essence of whatever he paints. Mark has been featured in numerous national art magazines and continues to receive international recognition for his distinctive style of painting.
Mark will be in attendance this evening to visit with guests. The Gallery’s reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on view beginning today through Monday, October 14th and is also available to view online.[SEE ALSO: US Army Polo Clinic and Tournament this weekend October 7-9]