As part of our current exhibit “Bold and Bright”, we are pleased to announce a live painting demonstration in the gallery by artist, Mark Gansor! Mark is a landscape painter using impasto painting techniques that capture fleeting moments caught in light. His works are playful and full of color and we are thrilled to have him in the gallery on Thursday, February 9th from 4-6pm to paint for our customers. Come by, enjoy a glass of wine and get a few ideas for Valentine’s Day!
Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of several decades of work as a decorative finisher and classical musician, Mark Gansor’s career as a painter was born. Entirely self- taught he is now secure enough to tell people that he is an artist. He works in acrylics thickly applied to the canvas with knives, fingers, and occasionally brushes. Since moving to Wilmington five years ago he has been caught up in the artistic vibe of the city, and the historical structures, nature, and the downtown all figure in his work. He has painted or restored original work in several structures on the National Registry which have added to his love of all things old or unusual. The beautiful old churches speak to him, bringing his love of sacred music and the pipe organ back time and time again. For several years he has been painting works on canvas and hopes that this can be his career in retirement. His work is available at Art in Bloom Gallery. He has also recently become Director of Music Ministries at St Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church in downtown Wilmington. Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Gallery events are always free and open to the public. Art in Bloom Gallery showcases a plethora of fine art of over local 30 artists. The gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12-6pm and is now located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.