Bow, Bell and Beam
14 x 18 in.
Oil on Panel

Winner of the 2018 Artist’s Choice Award and an Honorable Mention at Plein Air Easton Festival, Bow, Bell and Beam was painted on the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The view of the skipjack, lighthouse and bell tower backlit by the sun sums up the character of Easton: romance of the sea, hard-working ships and the unique light created by heat and humidity over the water.

Mark Shasha is an award-winning American artist of contemporary realism whose work has appeared in numerous museums, galleries and publications. He has also won recognition and acclaim as an author and illustrator of children’s books.

Mark’s subjects are the light and textures of nature which he approaches in a traditional style blending oil painting techniques of 19th and 20th century masters.

You can learn more about Mark and view his studio and plein air paintings at