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

 

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!.

 This is my second painting holiday with Mark and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mark has the ability and professionalism to make you feel at ease and as a beginner to the world of painting this approach is very encouraging. Tuition was delivered in group and also one to one which helped me a lot. Mark's tuition is brilliant for all levels of ability and it was wonderful to see the lovely artwork produced by the more experienced painter.  The holiday was extremely well organised and Mark did everything   possible to make this a lovely experience for all.
Thank you Mark, can't wait for the next one!!.' LL Aug 2018

 

Gallery Representation...

 

The Gallery at No.3, Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK

Oriel y Bont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

Work has been recently exhibited at .....

 

Qube Gallery, Oswestry

Oriel y Bont, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

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

 

Workshops/Courses

I run various Art workshops/courses.

The next set of workshops include ...

 

 

1. Saturday 29th September 2018 - The Figure (Watercolour/Pencil) FULL email for waiting list.

2. Saturday 20th October 2018 - The Path in the Landscape - Acrylic Landscape workshop 1 place remaining.

3.  Saturday 15th December 2018 - Still life with Pastels/Charcoal Places available.

 

Art Holidays

I tutored a beautiful Painting holiday in Tuscany in July 2017!

I tutored a lovely Painting Holiday in Southwest France in July 2018.

I will be tutoring a painting week in France (Limousin) (20th-27th July 2019) with 'Shades of France'.

www.shades-of-france.com

Please Email for more info.

 

Art Societies/Groups

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

(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!)

 

Life Drawing

To Book onto the Life Drawing sessions please contact: Learning at Shropshire Museums & Archives Tel: 01743 258884/258888
Email: museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk

 

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.

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