Mark sulin

Mark's Artwork

Purple Chicken

Graphite and color pencil.

14" x 11" matted.

artist biography / statement

       I like chickens and my artwork is all about them. I grew up on a farm, and I took care of the chickens in the coup. The chickens cackled all day and the roosters were loud, so we had to get rid of most of them when I was 8 or 9, but I got to keep 2 hens and a rooster. I named the rooster Gary, and the two hens Mary and Jessie. I sold the eggs to my neighbors and I was proud to take care of my chickens. 

       I’ve liked to make art ever since I was a kid, I remember drawing our family's dog and cat. Then I took an art class at school and discovered that I like to paint. Ever since I was a little boy, I thought about being an artist. Now I'm 44 years old, and I create all different types of art at Fine Line Studios. I draw chickens with pencils, color pencils, markers, crayons, pastels, and ink pens. I paint chickens with watercolors and acrylic paints. I also like to sew, especially with fabrics that have patterns of chickens on them. I have made pillow cases, purses, a back pack, and even stuffed-animal chicken pillows! I have also been practicing my embroidery skills by stitching a drawing I did of a chicken into fabric with colorful threads. I have also been sculpting with clay and making 3D ceramic chickens! Some of my drawings I have screen-printed on t-shirts and I really like when people wear my artwork. It makes me happy to finish a piece of artwork, and even happier when I sell my work!

       I am a talkative, friendly, and social person. All of the people at FLS are my friends and I really like coming here. My goal as an artists is to sell more of my work and make money from my art sales, I want to see my work in an art gallery, and see people wear t-shirts with my chickens printed on them.
          I love doing my artwork. I love doing my artwork. I love doing my artwork.

Flying Men Men

Graphite, watercolor pencil,

and ink pen on paper.

11" x 14" matted. 

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