MARK YALE HARRIS - How does a highly successful business man become a world renowned Artist...

Mark Yale Harris is no stranger to challenges. He had an accomplished business career, and after decades of success in the hospitality sector, his eyes looked towards his teenage passion: sculpture. 
"At 63 years of age, I traded the security of an extremely successful business career for the risky life of an artist" MYH.

Mark Yale Harris during one of his visits at the Aspen Art Gallery

Mark Yale Harris during one of his visits at the Aspen Art Gallery

This transition came with some difficulties, but Mark was also able to dig into his past career to find what skills would help him to start his second life as a sculptor: "I took a chance, I managed the radical shift effectively by leading with my heart, while being thoughtful and deliberate, getting trained, and working tenaciously. Just as my company had detailed advanced planning on many projects, I conscientiously assembled the necessary elements that would assist me in becoming a skillful sculptor".

Mark Yale Harris, pursuing success in the Art world!

Mark Yale Harris, pursuing success in the Art world!

As Mark was expending 2 hotel chains, he was already experiencing similarities with Art: "I did get to exercise a certain degree of creativity"

One of Mark's major pieces.

One of Mark's major pieces.

His natural curiosity pushed him to try new ways to approach hospitality and urban development. As he thrived in the business world, he enjoyed bringing comfort and safety to his family. Later on, things started to change for him: " I began to feel the need for something more. Then my first love, having never been out of view, came back beckoning".

At this point, what had to happen happened...

"I sold my business interests, I chose ART".

Through his impressive transition, Mark Yale Harris proved that skills, talent and dedication were able to achieve the impossible. Please enjoy some of his premiere Artwork: