Theodore “Ted” Marko retired in 1980 after thirty-nine years of employment by the U.S. Government as a Supervising Engineer at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He turned to painting as an avocation, boosted by interest in his wife Eleanor's editorial and art career at the former Red Bank Register. In the art classes of Anthony Ventura, Ted focused on seascapes, marine scenes, and crashing surfs. His drafting and mechanical engineering background led to his drawing proficiency, and Ted became known for his renditions of footprints in the sand. He was an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury and the Montauk Art Association in New York. His watercolors were in local and state juried shows, including the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft. More of his works can be viewed at: www.guildofcreativeart.com.