has been painting and drawing his entire life. Son of renowned
watercolorist Mal Surrency, Marc started exploring his father’s studio
at an early age. At the age of 8, he entered his first art show;
winning “Best of Show” among pieces entered by students more than 10
years his senior.
Marc went on to win numerous awards and recognitions and has represented
the State of Florida in national competitions. His works have hung in
the Florida State Capitol, as well as the U.S. Capitol.
always enjoyed drawing and painting figures and portraits and as a
result, has decided to focus his artistic talents on portraiture.
Over the past ten years Marc has traveled throughout most of Europe.
During his travels, he has been able to view many of the masters’ works
in person, allowing him to observe the masters’ application of the paint
to canvas or board, as well as the subtle nuances in hues and values.
is chiefly self-taught, he has always been interested in how other
artists have handled media and the stability of the finished works.
Growing up around galleries, he has been exposed to works in various
states or deterioration due to experimental mediums or unstable
substrates. In his profession as a document chemist, Marc understands
the drying process of inks, paints, pigments, and dyes, and their
interactions with the environment and the substrate to which they were
applied. As a result, he ensures that his painting techniques and
materials result in artwork that should last for centuries.