Mark Hiles was raised and resides in the Baltimore area. He works in oils, watercolors and pastels.

He has also been trained in anatomy and sculpture. His works display realistic images of landscapes, people and still-life subject matter.

Citing Andrew Wyeth and John Singer Sargent as influences, he captures the scenes and figures in a careful and confident manner. Light and mood are factors that attract the artist. He states the “lighting and mood are usually what attracts me. Whether it is a landscape immersed in rain and fog or a brightly lit portrait model, the lighting and mood are what drives my interest in the subject matter”. He stresses pictorial composition in the arrangement of the subject and in the use of the medium.

Many private collectors and corporations own and enjoy his works. The artist’s association with local galleries continues to bring him wider recognition.