Mark Carder is a portrait painter who is known for his precise but naturalistic portraits, including commissioned portraits of two US presidents and other officials. He also paints still life, animals and landscape.
His web presence is unfortunately limited to about a dozen examples of his work and a very brief bio.
Carder is perhaps even better known for his instructional resources. You may have seen the portrait of the young girl in the image above, bottom, associated with advertisements for the “Carder Method” instructional videos.
Carder is no longer associated with the company that sells those videos, (which I believe has stopped selling them), and he has recently been making his techniques available for free in a series of videos and other resources on a website titled Draw Mix Paint, which I will review in a subsequent post.