Mark Myers (1945-)


Born in San Mateo, California in 1945, Mark Myers showed early interest in sailing and maritime history, later adding on board experience with a variety of square-rigged and fore-and-aft-rigged sailing ships. He developed an early ability to express these interests through drawing and painting and trained as an historian, receiving his degree from Pomona College in 1967.A self-taught artist, his talent was recognized by the San Francisco Maritime Museum and it was there that his first one-man exhibition of marine paintings was held in 1967. After a few more years in sail and further American exhibitions he moved to Southwest England in 1971 and settled there to marry and bring up a family.Since that time he has concentrated on marine painting and maritime historical research. He has taken a particular interest in the maritime heritage of North Devon and North Cornwall, often researching and painting subjects from the region for exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA. His work may be found in important private and corporate collections around the world and in many maritime museums in Britain and North America.He works in a variety of media and is especially skilled with watercolors, and has experience in lithography and etching. He has illustrated and contributed to numerous nautical books and magazines.