FEATURED ARTIST

hand holding paintbrush and palette with dabs of colored oil paints

The artists exhibiting at Parkpoint Health Clubs are members of the club or our very own staff. The Buchanan family (Club owners) are delighted to showcase the art of their members and staff, and feel blessed to have their clubs enjoy such beautiful work. They are grateful to have so many talented artists in all three clubs. It has been a pleasure to share their appreciation of art with all the members and Parkpoint community.

Stop by to see the current exhibits on display!

Parkpoint Sonoma is proud to currently feature the artwork of:

Mark Katzman

MARK KATZMAN

Mark Katzman grew up in Los Angeles, and received a BA from U.C.L.A. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, and afterward studied at Art Center in Los Angeles and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Returning to Los Angeles, Katzman worked as a scenic artist in Hollywood’s television and movie studios and designed a set for Ralph Waite’s L.A. Actor’s Theater.

In 2004, Katzman completed studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco earning an MFA in painting. He had a successful graduate show of his paintings at the Academy’s Sutter Street Gallery, and he exhibited his work at the Academy’s 2004 and 2005 annual spring shows, earning a second place Faculty Choice Award in 2004. He has contributed to the Academy’s annual Faculty and Alumni Auctions. Katzman also taught drawing and painting at the School of the Arts high school in San Francisco.

Artist’s Statement

“My concerns as a painter have always been about drawing, light, and color. I am more intrigued by the painterly touch rather than work that is smoothly rendered. I prefer working from life, when possible, and I try to paint scenes that deal with people in situations. I also learn a lot from plein air painting, which forces me to make quick decisions about composition and color, as well as offering me a welcomed change of scenery from life in the city. Painting forces me to look and re-evaluate continually, and I can think of no better and fulfilling discipline to be involved with.”

“No work of art is ever really finished. They only stop at good places.” The Art Spirit by Robert Henri