Mark trained at Central School of Art and went on to spend over 30 years working as a textile and wall paper designer for the top flight furnishings companies, Colefax & Fowler, Osborne & Little and Sanderson.
Mark always sketched and painted however on returning to live in his native North Devon, his interest in working directly from nature was rekindled. He has shown in galleries in Devon and Somerset and in the R.A. Summer Exhibition 2016 where his paintings sold immediately and were selected by the R.A. for card publication.
Mark brings a fresh, contemporary spin to the landscape genre. Working largely ‘en plein air’ he moves around the Devon countryside to capture its breathtaking scenery. The rugged coastline of North Devon with its falling cliffs encourage vertiginous views, the moorlands - wide sweeping vistas and the gentle valleys and coves more intimate compositions.
As viewer we share a feeling of being in the space, a sensation helped by the freshness and immediacy of his painting style; the light touch of brush and paint and swift graphic marks in pencil.
2015 Goodwill to All
Mark has exhibited with Hybrid at the Affordable Art Fair in Bristol and Battersea.