Ronald E. Holstein Gallery
October 27, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Illustrator Mark Weber presents new drawings and paintings which, he says, demonstrate “a passion for wildlife”. Weber’s current style involves working with ink in a very loose way, blowing and letting the ink drip to suggest dreamy landscapes that inspire him to complete the picture.
Weber is well known to Erie audiences through both his many exhibitions and his illustrations for Showcase and other local publications. He has created many of the poster/t-shirt designs for the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival (most recently in 2015). This year, Weber will be again be part of the Festival by creating and leading an interactive project that invites the audience to participate in creating a large painting based on Weber’s design. The resulting canvas will be finished by Weber and installed in September as a permanent mural at St. Martin Center Early Learning Center in downtown Erie.
Mark Weber has been a fine artist and illustrator for over thirty years, creating on whim and without apology. Weber’s paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe and his illustrations have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The Atlantic Monthly, Highlights for Children, American Eagle and the International Herald Tribune. Weber has illustrated children’s books such as, “The Pirate Princess”, “Paul Bunyan”, “Little Toot & the Lighthouse”, and “Roaring, Boring Alice” as well as over 75 young reader books for Townsend Press. Mark Weber is an Erie native who currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.