Mark Doepker

Mark Doepker is a Charlotte, NC based artist, originally from Mid-Michigan.  Mark is a lifelong self taught artist and draws from life/live models.  The people you see are your real neighbors from our local community. He believes figure drawing is one of the cornerstones to any creative/successful community and perhaps always has been.  Mark exhibits his work regularly throughout the region in group and solo shows. He has work in collections across North/Central America and Europe.  With his current work there is no preliminary sketch, what you see is “the sketch” start to finish. 

 

 "I think we learn a lot about each other and ourselves when we draw.  I feel when a piece is finished it kind of serves as a mirror of sorts and helps you see and know things about yourself that may not have been so easy to realize without this mirror”