Mark Sweeney is a self-taught artist who found his love for painting later in life. He finds inspiration in all places, from world-famous museums, to small independent galleries, to the streets of New York City and San Francisco. He likes to experiment with different materials and techniques, and thinks that some of the stuff people throw at as trash... is better than gold. Mark believes art can have a sense of humor, which is prevalent in his animated style. He also believes everybody has an artistic voice - and that everybody should be heard.