ArtCure 2016 – ART TO BEAT CANCER for Children's Research Institute 2015
Auction Ends: May 8, 2015 09:00 PM CDT


"Desert Colors"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$3,100 USD
$1,500 USD to ranger52
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

12x16 inches, oil on linen

Artist: Mark Haworth

The final price for this painting will be MATCHED, thereby doubling the donation for impactful cancer research at Children's Medical Research Institute in Dallas.

Mark Haworth's study and effects of water, sky and land combine to imbue these elemental impressions into the shapes, patterns and textures of the Western landscapes that distinguish his paintings. Spending most of his life in the heart of Texas, Mark captures a loosely painted realism of light and mood, depicting a singular moment fixed in timeless harmony. Motivated by the subtle nuances of rivers, canyons and vistas, Mark paints with a conviction of emotion that he hopes to inspire in those who see his work. Mark has kept this inspiration in the forefront of his vision as he paints the tapestry of the ever changing Western landscape onto canvas.

Born and growing up in Houston, Texas, Mark was encouraged by his family to artistic expression. Music and art became his main focus and Mark entered Sam Houston State University as a music major. During this time, Mark met Glenn Bahm, a portrait artist who ignited his curiosity in painting and it took center-stage in his life. He studied the style, color and technique of masters such as John Singer Sargent, Isaac Levitan, George Inness, and Willard Metcalf. These painters inspired his own artistic temperament and outlook leading him to change his major to art. He graduated with a BFA degree in 1977.
Inspired by the scenery and quality of the silvery light of the Texas Hill Country, Mark moved to Fredericksburg Texas in 1983. Since that time, he has participated in numerous one man and group gallery shows, as well as in museum exhibitions, throughout the country.

He was selected for the top 100 in the nationally recognized 2005 Arts for the Parks and the top 200 in 2006. In 2007, Mark won the "Best of Show" and in 2009, the "Artist's Choice" awards at the National Western Art Foundation "Night of Artists" show in San Antonio, Texas. He was a Guest Artist at the 2009 Maynard Dixon Country invitational show in Mt Carmel, Utah. Mark has been featured in American Artist, Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Western Art Collector magazines. His painting "El Mercado" was featured on the front cover of the March 2009 issue of American Artist magazine. Haworth is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg Texas and Astoria Fine Art gallery in Jackson Hole Wyoming.

InSight Gallery

"Two Man Show" Mark Haworth / Tom Browning, April 2014
"Texas Masters" Gallery Show, March 2014
"Small Works" Gallery Show, December 2013
"Fall Show" Gallery Show, September 2013
"Texas Masters" Group Show, March 2013
"Small Works" December 2012
"Fall Showcase" Group Show, September 2012
"Three Man Show" Mark Haworth / Tom Browning / Oreland Joe, April 2012
"Texas Masters" Group Show, March 2012
"Small Works" December 2011
"Fall Showcase" Invitational, September 2011
"Texas Stampede" Invitational, March 2010 & 2011
"Celebrations" Invitational, December 2009 & 2010
"Founding Artists Show", October 2009
"Grand Opening" Group Show, May 2009

Astoria Fine Art

"Mark Haworth Showcase", August 18 - 27, 2012

Collectors Covey

"Miniatures 2013", November 8, 2013
"Miniatures 2012", November 9, 2012
"Miniatures 2011", November 11, 2011
"Miniatures 2010", November 12, 2010

Doss Heritage Center

"2nd Annual Western Art Show & Sale", Nov. 8, 2013

Dallas Fine Art Auction

"Dallas Auction Gallery", January 28, 2012

The Briscoe Western Art Museum
"Night of Artists", March 2002 - 2012

CM Russell Museum
"The Russell", March 2010 & 2011
"Masters In Miniatures", September 2010

Maynard Dixon Country
"Maynard Dixon Country" Guest Artist, August 2009

Texas Art Gallery
"One Man Show", September 2004 & 2006
"Fall Preview Party and Auction", 1992 - 2008
"Spring Patron's Party and Auction", 1993 - 2009

WhistlePik Galleries
"Two Person Show", Mark Haworth / Denise Mahlke, September 2008
"Streams of Life", March 2008
"Texas Review", May 1999 - 2007
"Christmas Miniature", December 1997 - 2008
"Two Man Show", Mark Haworth / John A. Hanna, November 2003
"Two Man Show", Mark Haworth / Chris Stuart, April 2002
"One Man Show", April 2001
"Two Man Show", Mark Haworth / Robert Moore, October 1999

Arts For The Parks
"The Top 200 for 2006", September 2006
"The Top 100 for 2005", September 2005

Leslie Levy Fine Art
"Road Show", July 2002
"Small Works", March 2002
Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art
"Celebration of Spring", 1998 & 1999 (Featured Artist for 1998 show)
"Holiday Parade", 1997 - 1999
"Oil Painters of America", 4th National Juried Exhibition, May 1995

Admiral Nimitz Museum
"Fredericksburg TX: 150 Years of Painting and Drawing", May 1996
(Exhibit accompanied by 112 page hardbound book featuring 26 artists)

Gilcrease Museum
"Miniature Exhibition", 1991 - 1995

The National Museum of Wildlife Art
"Western Visions Miniature Show", 1990 - 1996

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
"Texas Festival", June 1991 (Washington DC)

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
"Birds in Art", 1989 & 1991
White Oak Gallery
"Miniatures", 1989 - 1995

Settlers West
"American Miniatures", 1989 & 1990
"Summer Show", May 1989


Art Renewal Center:
"ARC International Salon 2013", 'Second Place', Landscape
"ARC International Salon 2013", 'Honorable Mention', Landscape
"ARC International Salon 2012", 'Honorable Mention', Landscape
"ARC International Salon 2012", 'Finalist', Landscape
"ARC International Salon 2011", 'Honorable Mention', Landscape
"ARC International Salon 2011", 'Finalist', Landscape

The Briscoe Western Art Museum:
"Night of Artists", 'Artists Choice Award' 2009
"Night of Artists", 'Best of Show Award' 2007

Arts For The Parks:
"The Top 200 for 2006", September 2006
"The Top 100 for 2005", September 2005

"Southwest Art", Sept 2013, Show Preview, "Annual Fall Gallery Show"
"Epoch Times", June 20, 2013, ARC Kara L Ross
"Art Renewal Center", 2013 Catalog, ARC International Salon
"Art Renewal Center", 2012 Catalog, ARC International Salon
"American Artist", 'The Complete Painter's Handbook 2012'
"Art Renewal Center", 2011 Catalog, ARC International Salon
"Western Art Collector", April 2012, Front Cover
"Western Art Collector", April 2012, Show Preview, 'Dust, Water and Stone'
"Western Art Collector", March 2012, Show Preview, 'Texas Masters'
"Western Art Collector", Sept 2011, Show Preview, 'Fall Showcase'
"Western Art Collector", March 2011, Show Preview, 'Texas Stampede'
"Southwest Art", Nov 2010, 'A Visual Symphony', by Rosemary Carstens
"Western Art Collector", Oct 2010, Show Preview, 'Texas Tradition'
"Art of the West", May-June 2010, 'Poetry With Paint', by Vicki Stavig
"Western Art Collector", Oct 2009, 'Founding Artists', by Joshua Rose
"American Artist", March 2009, 'Improving Landscapes with Solid Plans',
by Allison Malafronte
"American Artist", March 2009, Front Cover
"Western Art Collector", Oct 2008, 'A Vision of Texas', by Michelle Borgwardt
"Country Lifestyles", Oct 2008, 'Power of Observation', by Diana Comer
"American Artist", July 2008, 'Editor's Note', by Stephen Doherty
"Cowboys and Indians", July 2007, 'Gallery Tour', by Charlotte Berney
"Arts For The Parks Top 100", 2005 Catalog, Nat'l Park Academy of Arts
"Southwest Art", Sept 2004, 'Art Events', by Julie Osterman
"Southwest Art", April 2004, 'Texas Best of the West', by Julie Osterman
"Southwest Art", July 2003, 'A Giant Canvas', by Dottie Indyke
"Wildlife Art", Oct 2000, 'Landscapes: Art From the Heart', by Myrna Zanetell
"Southwest Art", April 1997, 'Best of the West', by Kristin Bucher
"Fredericksburg Texas: 150 Years of Paintings and Drawings", April 1996,
by Jack Maguire
"Birds In Art", 1991 Catalog, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
"Birds In Art", 1989 Catalog, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum