Mark Dorman from his earliest years has expressed his talent as a visual artist, particularly with his color sense. Born in London, England, MarK Dorman became a world traveler with his father who served as an American diplomat. Dorman has developed artistically as a result of all of the foreign posts where his father served including Egypt, the Sudan, Iran, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Thailand.
Mark Dorman graduated from St. Stephens School in Rome. It was in Rome that his art career was expanded by his classes with Manlio Guberti, a world renowned Italian artist. Gubverti engendered in Mark a true love of painting. Upon his return to the U.S. Dorman attened Emerson College in Boston where he expanded his interest in art criticism. He later wrote art criticism for the New Art Examiner and Washington Viiew magazine. When in Iran, Dorman wrote film and art criticism. In Paris, when acting for Gaumont studios, Dorman attended art clsses at La Grande Chaumiere. When he returned to the U.S. Dorman completed an MFA from Catholic University. He continued his art career at the Corcoran Museum School with Brockie Stevenson and attended the Maryland Institute for the Arts in Valtimore. He apprecticed with Leon Berkowitz, an internationally renowned artist and one of the founders of the famous Washington Color School of artists. Dorman has been formally exhibiting since 1986, receiving numerous awards from juried shows. He now exhibits throughout the United States and has sold his work internationally to prominent individual collectors. His solo exhibitions include the Arts Club of Washington, the Nastional Arboretum, the University Club, and the International Center. He also participated in the inaugural exhibit called ArtsAmerica. One of the many accolades came from Bill Dunlap, the art critic from Washington D. C.'s program "Around Town" on the WETA television station. He featured Mark's work many times on the television program and characterized him as a contemporary immpressionist.
Mark Dorman has just been elected to the INternational Miniature Painters Society and has exhibited with them at Strathmore Hall. In his landscapes, Mark Dorman translates his emotional reactions to the vibrations of nature's color and light and endows them with a uniquely spritual quality. He calls the landscapes journeys where nothing depicted is wholly literal when something is hidden in the intention of the image.