Mark Hobson lives in Tofino, where he has painted full time for over 25 years. A self-taught and diverse artist he is equally comfortable in water colours, acrylics and oils. Mark is best known for his passionate and accurate portrayals of the BC coast and its wildlife including his unique depictions of the underwater marine world. Mark has won many awards in North America and Europe. He has been named Artist of the Year by both Ducks Unlimited and the B.C. Wildlife Federation. The Royal Canadian Mint has selected his designs for sets of collector's edition coins four times.