How did you get started and then develop your career?
Marc Anderson: I got my “professional” start as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. I’d been working for a number of various clients for a few years until I happened to be in Green Bay, WI while Door County Plein Air was going on. I’d been playing with a little on-the-spot painting, but I had no idea about the vast plein air community, nor did I know there was such a fancy term as, “plein air.”
I started participating in plein air events around the Midwest and eventually around the country. After creating a large enough body of work, I started selling work at art fairs and later, at galleries. Soon enough, I was doing it all fulltime.
What is the best thing about being an artist?
Marc Anderson: Ask me a different day, and you’ll get a different answer. There are just too many things to list. Right now, I love the fact that literally whatever I’m curious about in painting, I can just go explore that. Not only is that creatively satisfying, but I find the more curious I am, the better the work becomes.
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