Mark Dunlop, Lake Oswego Member Since September 2009 Artist Statement The artist's love of photography was discovered at the age of eight. The magic happened while watching images develop in the basement darkroom of his childhood home in Portland, Oregon. After obtaining his BFA he began a career in graphic design that spanned thirty years. More than twenty of those years were spent in the Southwest. Now, no longer serving clients, the artist merely embraces his love of the photographic image and exercises his passion for painting in oils. He visually feeds off photographic and drawn images from the past, the present and those anticipated in the future.