Oil Paintings by Marc Anderson


April 20 – July 16, 2023

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 21st, 5 PM to 8 PM
Artist Talk at 6 PM

Oil Painters of
america award

Marc Anderson

From the countryside of his childhood home in Wild Rose, to the shores of Lake Superior at Madeline Island and the rocky rivers of Copper Falls State Park, award winning artist Marc Anderson has brought the stunning landscape of Wisconsin to life. While he travels the country to paint en plein air, or in the outdoors, Marc has gained a great appreciation for the unique and breathtaking scenery our state has to offer. Featured in this exhibition are twelve oil and board paintings that fuse masterful documentation of lighting effects and atmosphere with a transient sense of place and remembrance. The viewer is called to draw upon their own memories of bucolic farmland and captivating waters or realize the rich and diverse environment our state offers.

The Wisconsin landscape has always been a source of inspiration for Marc. From long and humid summer days to short snowy afternoons spent exploring the countryside of his childhood home in Wild Rose with his three brothers, Marc developed a deep regard for the natural world. His fondness for the outdoors would inform his artistic path and education.

Marc had an innate aptitude for drawing and painting that was first recognized by his high school art teacher. She gave him close guidance and encouraged him to pursue a career in the arts. Leaning into his natural ability, Marc left his hometown and attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout. There, he pursued a career in illustration, working freelance at a handful of regional and national publications. During the summers, Marc drew caricatures at an amusement park outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Interestingly, this is where Marc feels he really learned to be a “professional” artist. He spent eight to twelve hours a day consistently drawing from a live model. Additionally, the comradery between fellow artists earned Marc advice in commercial art and how to run his own business as an artist.

Painting in Plein Air with Marc Anderson

Saturday, May 13, 9 AM – 12 PM

Cedar Creek Park

N55 W6079 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI

Learn how to paint one of Cedarburg’s most picturesque locations, Cedar Creek Park, with award winning plein air painter, Marc Anderson! During the demonstration, Marc will discuss the fundamentals of painting en plein air (on location) as well as more advanced topics like drawing, composition, and color theory. This demonstration will be held outdoors at Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg, WI. 

Registration free for members and $5 for non-members. Registration will close May 6th.