Born in Eastbourne in 1967, Mark has always had a keen interest in drawing and painting and at an early age, he won a number of local newspaper competitions for his drawings. When he left school, Mark went on to study three-dimensional design at Eastbourne Art College in the mid-eighties, being one of the youngest to attend in his year.
Having forged a career in computerised finance for many years, the draw towards art was ever present and Mark has now been able to return to his first love of painting. He has a dedicated studio at his home in Eastbourne where he now paints full time.
Mark paints using acrylics and has a distinctively bold style. His work is inspired by architecture and moody cityscapes and he is fascinated by rainy nights and the way that light plays in reflections. His work is created with little or no use of brushes and he uses a multitude of items including rollers and scrapers to achieve the textures and effects in his work.
Although at first glance his paintings appear impressionistic, on closer inspection it can be seen that he enjoys including small areas of detail which, interestingly, link the eye to the setting of the paintings.