Mark Hix is a Los Angeles based
artist, whose paintings and
sculptures are known for their
expressive style and spiritual
overtones. Anachronistic by
nature, his work speaks to an
admiration for the art of the
Born in Philadelphia in 1964, but raised
in a mid-west suburb of Chicago, Hix
made his way to the down-town lofts of
Los Angeles by the end of the 1990’s. The
early years involved many jobs in the
construction field as well as some time
as a scenic painter. A shoulder injury
and an exposure to the writings of
Nietzsche and Thoreau changed things.
At the age of 27, a serious, self taught study in
art began to arise, and within a few years it had
become a full-time vocation. Living at “The
Brewery”, an artist community that opens their
doors annually to thousands of the general
public, gave ample opportunity to unveil many
styles and techniques.
Recent works have focused on figurative painting. Subject matter centres primarily on nature scenes, portraits of literary icons, social rebels, and other heroes of the human spirit.
Hix currently lives and creates in Riverside, CA.