About Mark Alan Anderson

Mark Alan Anderson is visual artist, writer, and educator who relies on visual and verbal language to communicate stories about the human condition: how & where we choose to live.

Considering himself a student of the world, Anderson is intensely interested in various ways of mark making: economical lines, splashes of color, expressive brush marks – and how those things combine in a narrative fashion.

“Marks have an energy to them that intrigues me. Even doodling is important to me, and I interpret loosely sketched marks as a sort of fresh shorthand for bigger, broader narratives. A gestural mark communicates more through simplicity than can often be told by great detail.”

“In a sense, we’re all making marks, most of which are scrawled  upon the world and the people around us. I treasure those marks, those small moments and interactions, the every day ordinary, and the overlooked. I choose to pause for a moment to observe these encounters in search of the story fragment that is there if we but watch for it. “

Contact Mark Alan Anderson at azorch@sbcglobal.net

Gallery of sketches and paintings

Follow me on Instagram


Urban Sketchers Kansas City


  1. RattleSnake · October 3, 2017

    You rock!

  2. Narasimha rao ch · January 2, 2018

    i just love your sketches.. They help me to get inspired.. Thanks.

    • azorch · January 2, 2018

      Thanks, and I’m happy to hear that you enjoy my sketches.

  3. zizzlah · January 12, 2020

    I’m a fan., Mark, and follow you on Instagram. I adore your expressive line. What a treat to come here and read your expressive words.

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