Photography and painting have always belonged in Mark Hulings’s life, and so he has found a way to make them work hand in hand. His paintings are often inspired by his photographs, and the vast landscapes of America. Watercolor is his medium of choice, although he likes works with oils, silverpoint and photography as well. Several of his artistic influences include Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Eric Sloane and Maxfield Parrish.
For his art, Hulings says he looks to “express the passion of the moment.” Passion, he believes, is the “foundation of all creative works.” His goal in painting is to represent what he saw in the landscape and the passion that drove him to paint the scene so that the viewer can feel as though they were in the moment with him.