2018 Sponsor Print & Artist Information

Sponsor Print

"Snack At The Mack"

Artist:  Mark Thone of Shakopee, MN


Mark A. Thone

Mark Thone Is a Minnesota Artist with a passion for the outdoors.

Mark was introduced to many outdoor activities at an early age and also enjoyed art. Waterfowl hunting was his passion and soon a gift of paints connected the two.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Mark painted for enjoyment while he worked in Advertising and Graphic Arts. One thing led to another and in 2001 the Minnesota Waterfowl Association chose his painting for their 35 th Anniversary Print.

Mark has worked with Turn In Poachers Minnesota and Football Hall Of Fame Coach Bud Grant to create their 25 th Anniversary print. Mark’s work is also featured on the 2016 Nevada Duck Stamp, the 2017 Connecticut Duck Stamp, and will be featured on the 2018 Minnesota Duck Stamp along with the 2018 Michigan Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print.

Mark has long been a supporter of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Minnesota Waterfowl Association and many other wildlife organizations.