Mark Parsons was born in 1960 in Charleston, WV. In 1964 his parents moved to Vermilion, OH where he grew up drawing every chance he got. He sculpted for the first time while in the eighth grade and was told by his Art teacher the he had a natural talent. In 1991 he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where his love for the old west was reignited. Once in Phoenix he decided to give sculpting a try again. In 1993 he saw an ad for a workshop with the Cowboy Artists of America in Western Horseman Magazine and applied. To his great surprise he was accepted and got to study with the now deceased Cowboy Artists Grant Speed and Joe Beeler as well as with Mehl Lawson and Fred Fellows.
Mark continued to sculpt as much as he could while working as a Boilermaker in power plants until retiring in 2017. Since retiring he has started sculpting full time and he has enjoyed starting a new career as an Artist. Mark has collectors in New Mexico. Mark showed his work along with 90 other Artists from all over the United States at The Phippen Museums 47th Annual Western Art Show & Sale Memorial Day Weekend 2021 at the Yavapai County Courthouse Square.