Board of Directors

mwMark Lewis Wagner

Founder and Creative Director of Drawing on Earth. Wagner’s first artistic adventures were in rural Pennsylvania as a second grader when he began to draw monsters and spaceships. Fast forward several years ago he worked on the Pixar/Disney feature film “John Carter” drawing monsters and spaceships. Wagner credits his brother for sparking a desire to draw and his mother for her encouragement. Wagner’s artistic endeavors span 50 years, he has a MA from John F. Kennedy University, and a BFA from Pratt Institute. Wagner’s clients have been the Smithsonian Institution – Museum of Natural History, Pixar/Disney, SpaceX, Target, CBS Interactive, PG&E and more. He work as concept artist, graphic designer, illustrator, author, musician, and fine artist. Wagner has taught art and creativity in digital art colleges to graduate school and state prison.  www.marklewiswagner.com. Wagner is also the author of “The Art of Being A Dad.” www.theartofbeingadad.com

nicoleNicole Sylvester

Nicole is an artist and teacher.  She has taught and worked with children for many years both in and out of the classroom environment and recently has been instrumental in bringing art to children at the elementary school level.  She has a B.S. degree from UC Santa Barbara and a teaching credential from St. Mary’s College.  An avid amature extreme sports person, she truly believes in the role that art can play in people’s lives to help nurture the spirit and calm the mind.

Clayton Thiel

Clayton is a sculptor of clay, stone, and bronze, and is a storyteller who is restoring magic and narrative to the world of contemporary sculpture. Clayton and Mark have been creative collaborating for years, they share a studio in Oakland, both teach at Chabot College, and have worked on many a big chalk drawings. www.claytonthiel.com