Hub's Art - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Hub's Art

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:56 GMT
    Scene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IAScene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IA
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
  • Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:24:39 GMT
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
  • Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:14:12 GMT
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>

Versatility is a trademark of his work. Mark Hubbart is a portrait artist, using charcoal, acrylics, or pastels to create his award winning work.

The sixty one year old artist from Clinton says he pours so much of himself into every painting. A look inside his home is like a who's who from the world of entertainment. He is a huge Beatles fan, and he has two paintings featuring those famous musicians. Each one took six months to do.

One of his favorites is a portrait he did of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. He has done portraits of Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and many other famous personalities.

Mark works strictly from photos with an eye toward contrast. Contrast between light and dark. He also is a musician, playing the mandolin and guitar. You'll find musical instruments featured in his work, including a self portrait he did. Some of his art also has religious themes. One painting of Jesus was inspired by a statue he photographed at a cemetery in Clinton.

Hubbart studied art at Mount Saint Clare College in Clinton. There was a time in his life that Mark put painting aside for about eleven years. He became the primary care giver for his late wife who was seriously injured  in a near-fatal car accident. At that time, He was also working as a housing inspector for the city of Clinton.

Hub's Art has won several blue ribbons, and he has displayed his work at exhibits in Clinton and other local communities. He says portraits are the most challenging and rewarding art form.

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.