Mark was raised in Greenville, S.C., and has been part of the Southeastern art community for over 35 years. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and he is in numerous public and private art collections throughout the country. He and his artist wife, Kristy Higby, live in Alexander, N.C., just north of Asheville. They live in a handmade log cabin and work out of a large studio located on the property. More can be found out about his life and work at www.mountainteastudios.com.