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.

UK Print Partner & Other News

Have you ever noticed how sometimes things have a way of working themselves out? In my last update, I mentioned that I was in the process of migrating my main print partner away from the Zenfolio based site that I had used for the past four years. I will post at much more length on that subject in the coming months. I need to write an update to my article on my review of the print on demand sites I use anyway. Nothing is static online and that article although … Continue reading

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