I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I grew up in Europe, and my earliest memories are of copying pictures with crayons from museum catalogs to occupy myself. This was the 1960s, and except for our time in London, we did not have a television set.
I was the only child of Arthur Landis, Jr. and Jonita Robinson Landis. My father was a Naval Officer, and we would move every year. I would often draw Madonna and Child pictures to please my mother who encouraged me. As a teen, following the death of my father, I was hospitalized in several institutions for mental illness, and since this time, I have been under the care and supervision of mental healthcare services.
I like to draw and paint more than anything and have become very proficient from many years of practice. It gives me a sense of purpose and boosts my self-esteem. This is very much needed and important to me.
I thank my friends always and forever who have made this site.
Friends of Mark Landis
Mark is surrounded by a loving and supportive group of friends who have his best interest at heart. They have showed their continued support by spending quality time with Mark — from visiting him to travelling with him to attending events featuring his work.
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