Artist Mark Durham Takes MAD Studio Into The West

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What's new with MAD Studio? Check out our new line of prints for kids, and find out about MAD Studio's move to Santa Fe.

Nationally renowned pop artist Mark Durham and his family have relocated to the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known for its rich cultural heritage and ambiance, Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the United States, and now the home of America's most unique pet portraits and pop art prints.

Why the sudden change? "My wife was offered a great opportunity to move here, and with the art community being what it is, we thought, why not? We miss North Carolina terribly, but love the culture here in Santa Fe," says Durham.

So what is Mark doing to establish himself in New Mexico? "I have been selling on a national level for some time now, and have my website set up to sell my portraits, cat and dog prints, and other pieces of art. I hope to do some local shows here, but will continue to sell across the US," claims Mark.

What's new on the MAD Studio website? An entire new line of prints for kids. Dog and cat prints as usual, but the MAD artist now also offers hippos, lions and even a MAD ark. Mark had a baby in the last year, so naturally a children's line of whimsical portraits has cropped up. See the junior section in the MAD Print Gallery.

A fun addition to the dog portrait line is a print painted for Carolina Panther's player Dan Morgan. Wearing his jersey #55, Dan's dog Cane is also holding a football and looks ready to play as he poses for his MAD Studio portrait debut.

Mark still paints people's cats and dogs. "I still love to paint people's pets! There is usually a bit of a wait, so get me your information in plenty of time so that I can get your dog or cat portrait ready for whatever big occasion you have coming up," says Durham. You can find out all you need to know about Mark's portrait work on his website.

Mark Durham's MAD Studio Contact Information:
PO Box 22811
Santa Fe, NM 87502
T: 800-921-5305
Fax: 800-921-5306

Why MAD? Those are actually Mark's initials. Though a behind the scenes kind of guy, Mark's artwork is making headlines. National magazines and television, including Southern Living Magazine and Southern Living Presents, have featured Mark and his head turning artwork. USA Weekend Magazine dubbed Mark, "... the next Andy Warhol." His celebrity clients include NFL players Dan Morgan and Will Witherspoon, along with NASCAR legend Ernie Irvan.


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