Mark is an artist 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
What people say....
''I always promised myself, one day I would have a painting holiday.
What a wonderful experience it was too. A group of strangers became a group of friends. Mark guided us through our week with support, encouragement and enthusiasm. I can honestly say that I had a really amazing time. Thank you Mark for your time and organisation of such a splendid occasion. You’ve inspired me to keep up my painting and taught me to be more observant , improved my colour mixing and loosen up! JP Aug 2018
'Just got back home after a beautiful week of painting with Mark and a lovely group of people!.
Oriel y Bont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Willow Gallery, Oswestry, Shropshire.
I run various Art workshops/courses.
These include Life drawing/painting, Seascapes, Landscapes, Still life and portraiture.
Please click on the Workshops/Courses link above to see what is currently available.
I have just returned from tutoring a painting week in France (Limousin) (20th-27th July 2019) with 'Shades of France'.
Will be sharing some photos soon...
Just announced - Painting Holidays for 2020!
Please click on the Painting Holidays link at the top of the page.
I offer 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 Painting sessions
(or smaller group private painting sessions)
I offer '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!)
I have numerous works in private collections and have exhibited widely.
I am happy to consider 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.