Mark's work over the past twenty years has been devoted to those landscapes that are associated with the untamed and wild landscapes that can be found in the Moors, Fens, Fells and Estuaries of Britain. He has carried those impressions of the sublime in the landscape that were left imprinted on him as a child growing up in the Fens of East Anglia, impressions that are still relevant to his work today. Recently it has been the vast immersive spaces of moorland and river estuaries that have consumed his imagination and which he wishes to evoke through charcoal, pencil and oil.

Mark's influences are many and varied and include the calligraphic paintings of Cy Twombly, the tonal ink paintings of Hosagawa Tohaku and the landscapes of Constable, Claude, Cottman and Turner.

He has exhibited work around the country, most notably on a number of occasions at the RWA, Bristol. He has also been successful as a published poet being shortlisted for the Brit Writers’ Award 2012 and winning Fleeting Magazines International Best Short Writing 2010. Whilst writing is firmly on the shelf currently as he devotes his time to painting, the visual scenes created by this serious British artist speak of his poetry and the person that sees beyond the physical world.

 

Exhibitions & Awards

Shortlisted, East Anglian Open, Fermoy Centre Kings Lynn 2001

Field Dalling Gallery Collection 2001

Exhibited Innocent Fine Art Bristol 2001

O2 Gallery Collection, Chipping Campden 2002

Selected Cheltenham Open 2002

Selected Black Swan Gallery Open 2003

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2004

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2005

Edgar Modern Gallery, Bath 2006

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2006

Clevedon Pier Toll House 2007

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2008

Shorlisted Evolver magazine cover 2009

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2010

Finalist Exeter International Open 2010

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2012

Period of Grace, Bristol 2013

Selected Royal West of England Academy “Drawn” 2013

Stroud Open Studios 2013

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2013

Selected Bath Fringe Arts Festival 2014

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2014

Selected Black Swan Open 2014

Exhibition of small works, Badcocks Gallery 2015

Selected “Drawn” Royal West of England Academy 2015

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2015

Selected Artist Badcocks Gallery 2015

Battersea Affordable Arts Fair 2015

O2 “Winter Landscapes” Oxford 2016

“Landscapes- a retrospective” Stroud Museum 2016

SKY Landscape artist of the year heats 2016

Hampstead Affordable Art Fair 2016

Battersea Affordable Arts Fair 2016

Selected Royal West of England Academy 2016

Finalist TOAST’s “works of the heart” exhibited in Oxford 2017

Selected “Drawn” Royal West of England Academy 2017