Mark Wilson was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He is a self-taught artist and first-generation entrepreneur. Mark's practice is centered on expanding Neo-expressionism in contemporary art . The artist is known for his large abstract paintings, handcrafted streetwear, and sculptures. His art has been recognized internationally and across America.
Mark has a background in collegiate athletics, playing football for 5 years at the University of Cincinnati. Earning a master's degree in applied behavior analysis.
As a therapist he developed a passion for art. Triggered by creating everyday with his clients. He picked up the paint brush in 2019 at the age of 24.
Today Mark is currently focused on maintaining an independent practice as an artist and establishing Surf Dont Fall as a premier brand. He has a mission to empower his community and elevate minority representation in the fine art world.