June’s Artist of the Month: Mark Hadley

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I came across our next AotM while roaming around WSCNashville. Let me tell ya, MAN his work is so vivid! They truly are pieces to showcase! And so much skill!!!!

Here is his brief bio:
Full name: Mark Hadley
Born in Dayton, OH and  now lives in Orlando Fl
Art is his full-time gig. He waited tables, mowed grass, and washed cars until he got established.
He is  married, to wife Adrien, and has two kids Skyler Moon is 4 and Jack River is almost 2
And a cat named “Puppy”

 

Here is our Q and A’s  

1. How old were you when you started to draw?      

I have been drawing since I was young, the first watercolor painting that I did in the 5th grade was
published in a book, so that kind of started the wheels turning.

2. Did you go to art school or have any special training?

I am a self-taught artist. just lots of practice! I try to paint every day, even if it is only for 15 minutes.

3. When did you fall in love with horror?

I have always been a fan of horror and Halloween time. My favorite horror stories/movies
are the ones based on true stories.
especially anything to do with Chernobyl.

4. Who is your favorite monster or immortal creep?

My favorite movie monster is Tim Curry as “Darkness” in the movie Legend.

5. Who inspires you?

My kids inspire me!

6. Pencil, Charcoal, the blood of innocents, straight to paint, or computer graphics?
Straight to paint! I rarely sketch anything out. I start with the background and just let the painting work its way out from there.
I don’t always know what I’m going to paint when I start.

 

 

 

7. Do you have a website, fb fanpage, instagram, twitter, youtube?

I have an online gallery with a store attached to it.
http://www.studiohadley.com  paper and canvas prints are available.
FB https://www.facebook.com/studiohadley and a studiohadley page
Instagram Studiohadley

 

8. Do you do commission work?

I do commission work. All the details are on my online gallery.

 

9. Do you have any cons or art shows on your schedule?

July 12 – 15Florida Supercon
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Broward Convention Center
www.floridasupercon.com

August 3 – 5
Tampa Bay Comic Con
Tampa, Florida
Tampa Convention Center
www.tampabaycomiccon.com

August 11 – 12
Orlando Walker Stalker Con
Orlando, FL
Orange County Convention Center
www.walkerstalkercon.com/orlando

10. Working on anything right now?

At the moment I am working on my stuff for MegaCon here in Orlando, my biggest show of the year!