More About the Artist

More About the Artist
Welcome to my world!

I have been professionally creating art for more than 30 years.

I attended UW Stout in Menomonie, Wi. between 1978-1982 for a degree in Graphic Design.

In 1982, I was one of the first artists in the Chicago land area to draw peoples' homes, "Home Portraits". I've made a living drawing customers homes and businesses for 26 years. The buildings have ranged from huge million dollar homes and businesses to wonderful farms and delightful hunting cabins.

In the 90's, I also designed a product with over 59 different comical fishy home furnishings, "Fish Sticks". They were a very popular item and could be found in many stores nationwide, including the Mall of America.

In 1998 I painted the wall mural for Capitol Brewery's Beer Garden, seen pictured above.

Then in 1996 I moved to the Madison area and attended my first Madison's Farmer's Market. I saw what great things Madison had to offer. The Wienermobiles, the Capitol building, State Street, the University, the Memorial Union Terrace chairs and of course, Bucky Badger. Need I say more? There are so many colorful fun icons here in Madison why would anyone want to live anywhere else? Therefore, my desire to create "Madison" artwork.

I've had two of my Wienermobile prints signed by Oscar Mayer himself, which I will treasure forever!

Yes, I've been on TV too, the most recent was with Emmy Fink on "Madison's CW - The Morning Buzz" show here in Madison.

You may have seen me in the some newspapers also including The State Journal here in Madison in Nov.1998. The front page of the Home section for my Home Portraits, titled "A different kind of house painter".

I will not bore you with all the art shows in the 26 years I have attended but I will name a few:

Art Fair on the Square in Madison, Wi.

Gold Coast Art show in Chicago, Il.

Holy Hill Arts & Crafts Fair, Hubertis, Wi.

Octagon Art Fair, Mequon, WI.

Spring Green Art Fair, Spring Green, Wi.

Bergstrom-Mahler Arts Festival, Neenah, Wi.

Firefly Art Fair, Wauwatosa, Wi.

Trimborn Farm, Milwaukee,Wi.

Oshkosh Public Museum Art Fair, Oshkosh, Wi.

Arlington Race Track Art Show, Arlington Hgts. Il.

Stratford Square, Bloomington,Il.

Orland Park Art Show, Orland Park, Il.

Yorktown Center Art Show, Hinsdale, Il.



You can reach me at:

Marcia Sparks By email: marciasparks1@yahoo.com By phone: 920 484-6501