Mark Bush is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design. He majored in Fine Arts with an emphasis in representational painting and drawing. His current artistic endeavors explore modern portrait painting with a focus in hyperrealism.
Mark has received numerous scholarships and awards from Ohio and across the country. After placing 2nd in a painting contest for the National Society of Arts and Letters, Mark was featured in the Fall 2007 edition of American Artist Watercolor magazine as an emerging artist.
One of Mark’s portraits, “Daniel,” was accepted into the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award Show in London in 2011. Considered to be the most prestigious international portrait exhibition, it was a major milestone in Mark’s career.
In 2014, Mark exhibited his painting “The Poet” in the popular ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also in 2014, two of his paintings, “A Swan Among Crows” and “The Burden,” were chosen for the Contemporary Realism Biennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “A Swan Among Crows” was awarded a Juror’s Merit Award and was purchased by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.