Mark is an artist and art tutor based in Shropshire, UK.
Sketching is at the heart of my work. This is integral to the development of a piece, many times forming part of the painting itself.
I continue to draw inspiration from the landscape, although subject matter and application at times can be very different.
I adore using colour while interpreting the light, weather conditions and a love for the materials. I work directly in the field (literally on many occasions!) from sketches created outside as well as notes and photographs taken on location then worked back in the studio"
Winner of the Qube Arts Open People's Choice Prize 2017
The Gallery at No.3, Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK
Oriel y Bont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Work has been recently exhibited at .....
Qube Gallery, Oswestry
Write Here, High Street, Shrewsbury
Gallery 3, The Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury
Chapel Cottage Studio, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
National Art Exhibition at Ellesmere College
Halls Fine Art, Shrewsbury.
The Art Vaults, Shrewsbury
The Boathouse, Ellesmere
Mark runs various Art workshops/courses and is currently tutoring a series of Life Drawing classes at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The next set of 6 sessions start on 5th March 2018. The following set are 7th, 14th & 21st May then 4th, 11th & 18th June 2018.
He tutored a beautiful Painting holiday in Tuscany in July 2017!
Mark will be tutoring a painting holiday week in South West France next July (2018). Email for more info.
Mark offers workshops and demonstrations to Art Groups and Societies. This is becoming quite popular.
If you are interested in this, please email for further information.
1 to 1
(or smaller group private painting sessions)
Mark offers 'en plein air' workshops (Painting/Drawing outside) to individuals and groups.
1 to 1 painting/sketching sessions are becoming increasingly popular. Email for more information on cost and locations (Shropshire, West Wales coast and beyond!)
To Book onto the Life Drawing sessions please contact: Learning at Shropshire Museums & Archives Tel: 01743 258884/258888
Mark has numerous works in private collections and has exhibited widely.
He is happy to take commissions.
Email for interest in specific work, courses/workshops, to enquire about a commission or just to make a comment. I will get back to you shortly.