About Mark Tisdale

Creative geek with a camera! My love of travel grew into a love of photography and art. I indeed feel quite fortunate to have found creative outlets that make my life so fulfilling and relish sharing whenever possible.

Naked Wine Madness + What I did For My Summer Vacation

July Art Promotion - image courtesy of Fine Art America

Do you like wine? Perhaps you’ve been considering an art purchase from my gallery? This is your chance to gaze at some new art while enjoying a glass of wine! I just got word that for the whole month of July, if you make a purchase, Fine Art America will send you a $100 certificate good for your first purchase from NakedWines.com. Right after you make your purchase, Fine Art America will send you first a confirmation email for your order and then a second email with the certificate code.  … Continue reading

Starry Night Skies Over The Beach At Tybee Island

Art Print Of A Fantasy On Beautfiul Tybee Island

It’s not often that I can say one of my pieces was the stuff of dreams, but it seems my most recent artwork falls into that ethereal camp. I woke up in the middle of the night with the clearest image in my mind of the night sky over the pier at the beach on Tybee Island. Considering how fully asleep I had been it was amazingly clear in my mind when I sat up in bed, right down to what photo would work best as the starting point. You … Continue reading

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 often amazed when I discover photographers who consider what they do outside of the arena … 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 Puebla Cathedral Magical Bell Tower in Mexico Papal Cross On A Frosty Day in Dublin … 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 odd product, but I concentrated far more on marketing my art as prints for home … 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. This piece I call “The Sacred World” is one of the latest entries in that … Continue reading