A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Mark Fernandez

Mark Fernandez is a New England painter. Following a long line of artists trying to capture the beauty found along the rugged coast, mountains, and coastal towns of the region. My painting challenge is trying to capture the way sunlight transforms the spectacular and the ordinary into something stunning.


Artist Statement:

Besides “Plein Air” painting and the challenge of capturing the moment, I have a strong love for abstract images, the use of color , texture, and negative space to create images and moods that are not representational. In 2004, after raising a family, I started painting on more full time basis after a long break from following my artistic instincts.



I am primarily a self taught painter, but have received instruction in workshops and the Newport Art Museum, workshops with Plein Air painters, David Lussier, Randall Sexton, Jeremy Miranda, John MacGowan,Tom Deininger and Jill Carver I have a back ground in Jewelry Industry and BFA in ceramics in 1976 from Coe College.


Juried Exhibits:

Plein Air Save the Bay, Providence, RI

Plein Air Paint Out, Wayne, PA

Wet Paint, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI

In the Commons, Little Compton, RI

Galleries & Group Shows:

Harbor Fine Art, Newport, RI

Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI

Donovan Galleries

Art on the Square

Landgrove Plien Air, VT

  • Bird Sancuary at Night

    Bird Sancuary at Night

  • Easton's Beach at Night

    Easton's Beach at Night

  • Falls Near Weston Vermont

    Falls Near Weston Vermont

  • Zen Wave #7

    Zen Wave #7

  • Solitude


  • Bellevue Ave in the Rain

    Bellevue Ave in the Rain

  • Zen Wave Series

    Zen Wave Series

  • Big Red

    Big Red

  • Eggplant


  • October


  • Tension