Mark has always been interested in art from an early age and after attending Art College, favoured print-making and opened up a print-making studio in Kent, where he spent many years developing etching and collagraph techniques.
After the storm of October 1997 he was commissioned to produce a limited edition etching of Kew gardens, and other commissions followed included NatWest Bank and The Dorchester Hotel.
His etching works which included landscapes, abstracts, figurative and many more themes were successfully published by CCA Galleries of London, and London Contemporary Art and spanned many years and were sold all over the world. The work has also been exhibited at the 20th Century British Art fair as well as other works being shown at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Show, and the Barbican Contemporary Print Fair, with distribution in USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain and Holland.
However, as time went on and with constant experimentation with different forms of imagery and techniques he started to use and develop his use of oils, embracing the challenge of a completely different medium.
This new work, which was mainly figurative was very well received and in 2000 his figurative work was published by a major publisher with the first edition selling out very quickly, and then in 2003 was awarded the Fine Art Trade Guild Up and Coming Published Artist award and nominated for Best Selling Artist the following year.
Since then Mark has been hard at work producing a variety of figurative images which have been exhibitions in galleries throughout the UK including Harrods, London to much acclaim and in 2010 exhibited very successfully at the Artexpo in New York, USA.
The range of work is constantly evolving and expanding ideas based on the female form with movement a key to many of the pieces as well as form, texture and colour.
His latest new and exciting work not only incorporates his figurative work but also city scapes which is just the start of a whole new body of work we hope to see in the near future.