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October 28, 2011 > Monsarrat serves as Guest Artist

Monsarrat serves as Guest Artist

Submitted By Sachie Johns

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) is pleased to welcome Mark Monsarrat, a traditional plein-aire (outdoor) artist and a tonal colorist (with emphasis on atmosphere), as its November Guest Artist on Wednesday, November 2 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the newly located FAA Centre, 37695 Niles Boulevard in Fremont. Monsarrat, whose paintings reflect warm tones and mood, will present his masterful works and demonstrate a plein-aire painting from a photograph using oil. This event is free and open to the public.

Monsarrat, a creator of traditional oil landscape paintings inspired by the Hudson River School, Craftsman (Arts and Crafts), and Early California Impressionism styles, is a recent MFA (Master of Fine Arts) graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. A Renaissance man with five college degrees and experience in engineering, business, and art, Monsarrat sold his first painting at the age of 14. By 30, he left his birthplace Columbus, Ohio, for historically rich San Francisco, earning his BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from the California College of the Arts.

Over a long and varied career as an artist, Monsarrat created and sold fine drawings and prints as a San Francisco street artist engaging buyers from around the world, owned his own gallery, sold to gift shops through galleries, and at weekend festivals throughout the Bay Area and the western United States.
Fulfilling his original dream to be a serious landscape painter, Monsarrat attended numerous plein-aire workshops and paint-outs, as well as teaching, and finally returned to art school, earning his MFA degree, focusing on traditional, high quality plein-aire and studio landscape paintings in oils. For more information on the artist and to view his paintings, visit:

For details on this fine free event, please call the Centre, (510) 792-0905 or visit

November Guest Artist
Wednesday, November 2
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Fremont Art Association Centre
37695 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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