Mark David Prouse is a Scenic Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer and Photographer with more than 35 years experience as a professional in these and related fields. His formal training began with traditional artists materials and a grounding in art history, and evolved as technology offered an ever-expanding world of possibilities for creative expression and practical design solutions. He holds a Masters Degree in Stage Design from Southern Methodist University. His other interests include literature, film history and popular music of all genres.
Scenic Arts: set painting: faux finishes; vinyl applications; color matching; scenic touch-up; drop painting.
Computer programs & skills: Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign; Microsoft Office (all Mac / PC); computer graphics; large format printing; photo restoration; typography.
Photography: Landscape; still life; portraiture; abstract.
Art & Illustration: drawing; acrylic & watercolor painting; sculpture; digital art & design.
There are five main areas of interest, all of which Mark Prouse is passionate about: theater arts, fine art, photography, graphic design and music. The latter is a personal pursuit he hopes to one day integrate into artistic expression, as he has long been interested in the relationships that can be explored between the visual and the aural. His taste is informed by a background in art and music history, but his interests are broad and open-minded. He enjoys collaboration, but is equally comfortable working in solitude. His ideal is a balance between the two.