Biography & Thoughts
I am a trained artist with a B.F.A. in Fine Art and a Masters in Synaesthetic Education, both from Syracuse University. Currently, I teach, part time, for Empire State College, and operate a graphic and fine art business. I'm a native New Yorker, and I still live in NY close to the banks of the Genesee River. I'm married with 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and one great grandchild on the way.
To me, Fly-fishing is an art and science, combined, and as such it is the experience, and perhaps sharing it, that is so very important to enjoyment of it.
Note from Troutnut: Unfortunately, we lost Mark several years ago. Because he was such a valued member of this community, I mirrored his webpage (with permission from his family) in a subfolder here (linked above), so we can all continue to appreciate his great artwork.
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt
Flymphs, Soft-hackles and Spiders: http://www.troutnut.com/libstudio/FS&S/index.html