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Honors at

County Fair Plein-Air Competitions:

Marin County,

Contra Costa,

Alameda County

After Demo


The Atmospheric Landscape

The traditional oil landscape paintings by long-time plein-air artist Mark Monsarrat are inspired by the Hudson River School, Early California, Craftsman (Arts & Crafts), and tonalist styles; such artists as Bierstadt, Keith, Hill, Durand, Cole; California Impressionists Edgar Payne, William Wendt; and many others. Mark constantly strives to capture the mood, mystery, and atmosphere of trees, skies, mountains, and water.

A professional artist for nearly thirty years, Mark continues to show in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, with an MFA from the Academy of Art University, a BFA from the California College of the Arts, and numerous plein-air workshops from known artists. Your interest and feedback are welcome. Enjoy!

Special Demo: "Fixing Your Old Paintings" (for the Burlingame Art Society, 2012); Mark re-works an old painting of his—quite a transformation!

Mark Monsarrat - Plein Air Artist

“The Atmospheric Landscape”


For Demos, Workshops, Private Instruction, click "Events/Workshops" above.


Copyright 2013, Mark Monsarrat

September 21-22, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA, home of the annual FBCA Plein Air Paint Out (PaPo). Mark teaches his traditional Craftsman-style approach to painting outdoors among the many picturesque, historic sights of Alameda, from marine to architectural.

Enter to Win a FREE PAINTING

Sign Up to Win this FREE 8"x10" Oil Painting by Mark Monsarrat, including an antique-style frame. Drawing held in mid-November (just in time for  the holidays). Winner chosen at random from sign-ups (one per person); all entrants notified of results.

No cost or obligation, just click link below to send an email, and write "Free Painting" in subject line:


Painting Title: "Sunset Eucalyptus", 8x10, Oil

Mark earned First Place at the Marin County Fair: "Between the Stands", 16"x12", Oil (pictured at near-right) received top honors in a field of some thirty contestants.

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or to sign up:

Or Call: 510-523-6957, Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

Marin County

Alameda County

Another "Monsarrat" took Second Place at the Contra Costa County Fair, "Costa County Fair 2013", 10" x 20",  (right).

A second of Mark's paintings, though unplaced, won wide Popular Acclaim at the Alameda Fair: "Meet us by the Ferris Wheel", 20" x 10", Oil (far right).

Contra Costa County

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