In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Laura Mark-Finberg
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist and I feel blessed that I was able to find that path.”Laura Mark-Finberg has certainly found her path as witnessed by her recent induction as a “Signature Member “in The Society Of Animal and at a recent artist conference in Dubois, Wyoming sponsored by the Susan K. Black Foundations she received the coveted “Roger Tory Peterson Foundation Award given each year to an artist who demonstrates excellence in the depiction of the natural world. Laura has been featured at a number of shows across the country. Additional work by Laura can be found at Markwildlife.com
Laura resides in Southern Lancaster County Pennsylvania with her husband Barry and her three cats.
Acrylic on board
16″ x 20″
Mt. Lion & petroglyphs
12″ X 16″
Purple Gallinule walk on floating plants for feeding. It turns over lily pads to find prey underneath. It may swim and it dives easily, but it prefers to stay away from open water to avoid predators such as alligators and turtles. In this particular painting, I painted the bird with part of a toe missing. Evidence of a close encounter of a not so kind type and the perils of everyday existence.
14″ X 18″
Great Horned Owls typically nest in trees such as cottonwood, juniper, beech, sycamore, and others. They usually adopt a nest that was built by another species, but they also use cavities in live trees, dead snags, deserted buildings, cliff ledges, and human-made platforms Nests often consist of sticks and vary widely in size, depending on which species originally built the nest (usually Red-tailed Hawks, other hawk species, crows, ravens, herons, or squirrels).