Artist and Photographer – Mark E Tisdale

Thanks much for stopping by to check out my journey as a visual artist! If you take a look at my art portfolio, you’ll find an eclectic mix of visual art. I am best known for travel photography, but our world is a beautiful one if we take the time to look! This is the reason my art also includes imagery from dusty country landscapes, urban skylines, and some exotic destinations.

I have long heard that photographers and other visual artists are best served by specializing in a particular subject or niche. Although I’ve thought about that goal often, I’ve found my love of creating memorable pictures resists a narrow focus. Still I believe there is one common theme to be uncovered. I believe that common thread is found in my voice as a visual artist and in my love of creating beautiful images. And if you take a break for a few minutes to enjoy my work, I think that voice and style will be evident in each and every picture.

If you enjoy your taste of my art and photography, I hope that you’ll consider taking advantage of one of the several ways that you can follow my work, including on Facebook, Twitter, and subscribing to my newsletter via e-mail.

What It Means to Be an Artist

Winter Night art print of Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo

Why do some photographers not consider themselves artists? This is seriously a question that haunts me some days. If I had a nickle for every time I encountered a photographer in various art forums who wanted to be strictly styled as a photographer rather than an artist… Well, I wouldn’t be wealthy, but I certainly could afford a nice trip somewhere! Considering how long photography has fought for a place at the artistic table, I’m … Continue reading

Special Promotions And A Note About Prices

Easter Themed Canvas Print Sale

I have been busy the past month or so but first off, I wanted to bring my Easter Themed special promotions to your attention. You all know I don’t often do promotions like this but a gentle nudge from a friend reminded me that Easter was on the horizon, so I decided to offer some artwork that fits that theme. You’ll find these three canvas prints at the links below: Praying At The Altar In … Continue reading

The Price Of Art Merchandise

Paris In The Rain Art Throw Pillow

This is a subject for both the art-lovers and the art-makers out there. It’s a topic which I’d say I ruminate on at least annually, and that’s whether or not to offer art merchandise in addition to prints. Once upon a time, I was more active on Zazzle. I offered my work there as prints and on a variety of their art merchandise, but somewhere along the way I mostly abandoned Zazzle. I added the … Continue reading

The Sacred World – New Surreal Art

The Sacred World - Surreal Art by Mark Tisdale

I’m sure there are many old friends out there who would be a bit surprised to see me wander down the woodland path towards fantasy and surreal art. Even though my artwork often has a bit of a fanciful air to it, my images have usually featured concrete places where you could go and admire the view for yourself! Of late though, I’ve started adding in the odd piece of fantasy art or surreal scenes. … Continue reading

Custom 2014 Calendars On Request

2014 Calendars by Mark Tisdale

Do you ever have the best of intentions and find time slipping between your fingers? I know I do! And for me, reminding people about calendars always slips through until I suddenly look at the calendar and it’s December already! So, I’m doing good to post about 2014 Calendars in September! Which makes the superstitious pessimist in me cringe a bit! Anyway, I usually post something about this on various social media but it’s normally … Continue reading

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