Working from his studio in Tacoma Washington, Mark Hoppmann is a multi-media artist working primarily in watercolor, India ink, and graphite. He studied art for one year in Florence, Italy, before graduating from Drake University in 1978 with a B.F.A. in graphic design and commercial art. An offset press operator in the graphic arts industry for twenty years, Hoppmann returned to art full time in 1999. Hoppmann has exhibited his watercolor paintings and drawings in multiple galleries across the Pacific Northwest.