About the Artist

For over 35 years, Mark Mueller has been captivating viewers and collectors with his life-like paintings of the natural world. Working primarily in acrylics, he specializes in capturing the beauty of North American wildlife. Perhaps best known for his rendering of water, his meticulously detailed paintings have gained him national acclaim.

A self-taught artist, he began drawing and painting at a very young age. His love for nature and the outdoors developed throughout his childhood, as was told by his drawings of birds and fish. It wasn’t until his early twenties, however, that he would start painting animals and nature professionally.

In 1990, he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. While in his senior year at Syracuse, he paid a visit to a local wildlife art gallery and was so inspired that he knew from that point he wanted to be a wildlife artist. He sold his first painting of a brown trout later that same year.

Mark currently lives in Hardyston, New Jersey with his wife and three sons. When he isn’t behind the easel, he enjoys spending time with his family and teaching his sons about wildlife, nature and fishing.

• 1994 – 1st place, 1994-95 Nevada Duck Stamp Contest
• 1995 – Best in Show, Wings & Water Festival, Stone Harbor, NJ
• 1995 – 5th Place, 1995 Federal Duck Stamp Contest
• 1997 – 6th Place, 1997 Federal Duck Stamp Contest
• 2002 – One-man Show, Cardinal Art Gallery, May 2002
• 2006 – 46th Annual Society of Animal Artists’ “Art and the Animal” Exhibition, Bennington, VT
• 2007 – 2nd Place, Art of Nature Show, Lord Sterling Environmental Center, Basking Ridge NJ
• 2007 – “People’s Choice Award”, 2007 New Jersey State Fair
• 2007 – One-man Show, The Frame Depot Art Gallery, Milford NH, November 2007
• 2008 – Gray’s Sporting Journal magazine cover – May/June 2008 issue
• 2008 – One-man Show, The Frame Depot Art Gallery, Milford NH, May 2008
• 2009 – “Art and the Animal Kingdom” Exhibition, Bennington, VT
• 2010 – One-man Exhibit, Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside, NJ, April 2010 – March 2011
• 2011 – “People’s Choice Award”, 2011 New Jersey State Fair
• 2013 – “Committee’s Choice Award”, 2013 New Jersey State Fair
• 2014 – “People’s Choice Award”, 2014 New Jersey State Fair