Mississippi artist Mark Millet has been chronicling vanishing southern scenes for over twenty years and his works are sought after by art collectors worldwide.
Recording the disappearing scenes of the south, aviation history and Mississippi sport legends are his passions. Mark’s main inspiration for painting scenes of the days gone by is his children. He wants to create a history for them of the simpler times though his paintings.
Following a long line of artists, Mark’s talent and his interest in art came to him naturally. Mark is now a full time artist, painting daily at his Ridgeland, Mississippi studio. His time is spent mostly on commissioned paintings and limited edition prints they depict diners, drive-ins and dives past and present. Millet has won a variety of regional art contests.
His art is a component of private collections all over the country and even as far as Paris, France. He has also done work for many large corporations such as McDonald’s and Raytheon Aerospace and Municipalities to create original works of art which depict the history of our country.
He has taught many art workshops at local schools, ranging from first graders to junior college students, as well as adult classes at his studio in Ridgeland. Millet also taught aboard the Carnival Cruise Line Conquest. His Canton Academy and University Christian School art students have won top awards at county wide competitions, at Hinds Community College and the Congressional Art Competition
He is well known for his illustrative drawing style and comprehensive use of his medium. Mark’s representative drawing and his oil, acrylic & loose watercolor style is a perfect technique for securing history and making time stand still. Read ART HUNT’s interview with Mark.