Mark studied painting and holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin. His career in the book arts began sixteen years ago when he moved to the Pioneer Valley to study with W.W. Streeter.
Since then he has worked and studied with several binders in the Valley. He currently works in Easthampton where he is sole proprietor of the Ten Thousand Clouds Bindery. He produces limited edition bindings as well as his own artist's books.
For inspiration Mark frequently visits The Museum of Natural History. The organic beauty of the objects found there is a quality he strives to incorporate into his own work