Mark Hix is a Los Angeles based artist, whose paintings and sculptures are known for their expressive style and spiritual overtones. Anachronistic by nature, his work speaks to an admiration for the art of the modern era. Born in Philadelphia in 1964, but raised in a mid-west suburb of Chicago, Hix made his way to the down-town lofts of Los Angeles by the end of the 1990’s. The early years involved many jobs in the construction field as well as some time as a scenic painter. A shoulder injury and an exposure to the writings of Nietzsche and Thoreau changed things. At the age of 27, a serious, self taught study in art began to arise, and within a few years it had become a full-time vocation. Living at “The Brewery”, an artist community that opens their doors annually to thousands of the general public, gave ample opportunity to unveil manystyles and techniques. Recent works have focused on figurative painting. Subject matter centres primarily on nature scenes, portraits of literary icons, social rebels, and other heroes of the human spirit. Hix currently lives and creates in Riverside, CA.