Marko is a self-taught artist, though his influences include Winslow Homer, the French Impressionists, and his father (Miro, a watercolor artist). His passion for capturing the beauty of the ocean remains a constant theme in his work. Marko Mavrovich expertly captures the fleeting effects of light on the cool ocean water and verdant hillsides. Marko's work has been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Japan but especially in the home of his heritage, Croatia; where he has enjoyed considerable prestige and success in both one man and group shows every year since 1984. In the last year Marko's sucess has spread to Tokyo, Japan where he has just finished two sell out shows which proved there is no end to his international appeal.