While actually born in Washington, D.C., Mark Susinno grew up in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital until moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., to attend Pratt Institute on a scholarship. Upon graduation with highest honors and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting in 1979, Mark went to work as a torch-cutter and truck driver for a scrap metal and dismantling firm in Brooklyn. A two-month long cross-country road trip led Mark to leave NYC for Maryland in 1982, where he continued to engage in artistic pursuits while working at various non-art-related jobs. While working as a fabricator of bullet-proof doors in 1985, Mark won the 1986 Maryland Trout Stamp contest and decided to concentrate on art professionally. Since then, he has specialized in painting underwater depictions of freshwater and saltwater game fish, scenes of fly fishermen plying their craft, and above- and below-water landscapes, working primarily in oil and acrylic. Along the way, Mark has added twenty more fishing stamps to his list of credits, including the 1991 First-of-State Pennsylvania Trout/Salmon Stamp and the 2004 First-of-State Texas Freshwater Stamp. Since 1987, Mark's limited edition prints have been published by Wild Wings, L.L.C.

 
JURIED EXHIBITIONS: 

Society of Animal Artists' Art & The Animal - 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2019.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Wildlife: The artist's View - 1993 & 1996.


FISHING STAMPS: 

Maryland Trout Stamp - 1986, 1990, 1993; Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing Stamp - 1989; Indiana Trout/Salmon Stamp - 1988, 1989, 1991; Kentucky Trout Stamp -1989, 1990, 1993; Delaware Trout Stamp - 1989; Illinois Salmon Stamp - 1990; Nevada Trout Stamp - 1990; Pennsylvania Trout/Salmon Stamp - 1991, 2000; Oregon Wild Trout Stamp - 1993; Texas Saltwater Stamp - 1994, 2003; South Carolina Saltwater Stamp - 1997; New Hampshire Atlantic Salmon Stamp - 1997; Texas Freshwater Stamp - 2004.
 

PUBLICATIONS:

Various Magazines 
Cover and/or inside illustrations - Art of Angling Journal, Gray's Sporting Journal, Sporting Classics, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Fishing World, Fly Fisherman, Trout, IGFA World Record Yearbook, In-Fisherman, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Cabela's & Bass Pro Shops Catalogs, and many others.
 

Various Books 
Cover and/or inside illustrations - Lefty Kreh's Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques and Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing; Patrick Seslar's Wildlife Painting Step by Step; Alan J. Robinson's Ode to Bass & Trout; Joan Muysken Pursley's Wildlife Art: 60 Contemporary Masters & Their Work; and many others.
 

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:

Society of Animal Artists
Trout Unlimited
Artists for Conservation

American Mensa


www.artistsforconservation.org/Mark-Susinno 

 

E-mail: mantons@prodigy.net