Biography

Fine artist Mark Weakley's sculpture, paintings and illustrations range from the precise and commercially crafted to the whimsical and reverently nostalgic. But they all share one thing in common: "good bones." Rendered with an unfailing sense of their underlying structure, Mark's works have substance, singularity and presence.

It's no accident that Weakley's art suggests the bones and sinew that support each of his subjects. He chose to augment his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters Degree in Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, and with academic studies in anatomical and historical drawing at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History.

Mark maintains a strong interest in old-world craftsmanship in all the arts and has a deep, lifelong love for traditional music. He plays guitar, banjo and harmonica, and has recently recorded a CD of his original compositions. Mark Weakley lives with his wife Cheryl in San Antonio, Texas, and has a grown daughter, Avery, and two boxers, Peaches and Zeke.

 

Commercial Clients (Partial List):

Time Warner Book Division
United Airlines
Chopin Vodka
Texas Monthly Magazine
AT&T
Estee Lauder
Dewar's Scotch
Hunter Industries
Levi Strauss
Martin Guitars
Fretboard Journal

 

Works in Progress:

"The Disappearance of a Small Town" - A collection of oil on canvas renderings of soon to be lost Texas architecture/landscapes

A series of sculptures of American traditional music giants including Blind Willie Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson