MARK HOBSON lives in Tofino, B.C. Canada on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, where he has painted professionally for over thirty years.
Born in Vancouver in 1953 he grew up in various parts of B.C. alternating with living around the world in locations as far-flung as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Portugal. His teenage years were spent in boarding schools, including two years in Northern Ireland. Drawing almost every day in his early years he gradually taught himself skills in watercolour, oils, and acrylics.
A strong advocate for preserving the wilderness he loves to paint, Mark has donated numerous paintings and much of his time to efforts to preserve natural environments. Mark’s years of experience teaching high school have transferred smoothly to the teaching of art classes. The workshops Mark offers two or three times a year are frequently fully booked and enthusiastically received by participants.