Marc Yarnes

Veteran, artist, and currently living in transitional housing at the Montrose Veterans Residence.

  • Mr. Yarnes is an accomplished portrait artist and works primarily with charcoal and pastel.

Marc Yarnes is a United States Army veteran who grew up in Savage, Minnesota and is currently living in Common Grounds Transitional Housing Program on the Montrose VA campus. He is a self-taught artist specializing in portrait realism and works primarily with charcoal and pastel. He has created over 100 portraits of people of many different nationalities and ages.

After years of alcohol abuse and living on the street, Marc came into treatment through the Veterans Administration and found himself through recovery and art. Marc is currently opening his own business as a portrait artist and looking forward to moving on to permanent housing.