Mark has been developing his practice since 2014, by way of initial interests in illustration, writing, and exploration. Having previously worked for Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University, Opera North and YMCA England, he now works as a fundraising consultant. Starting with a Diploma in Art & Design at Oxford City College (2016), he recently completed his MFA in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University (2020). His work has recently appeared at Modern Art Oxford (“Flow”, Sept 2020), The Glass Tank (Oxford Brookes) and several Oxfordshire Artweeks. His drawing “Timelines” was shortlisted for the 2020 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize and is currently on tour around venues across the UK.
Mark's work explores landscapes and industrial history, looking for stories that are lost, overlooked or hidden in plain sight. His work has taken him to locations as close to home as Oxford and Didcot, and as far afield as Anglesey where he explored a disused railway line during his MFA. Current projects in development will take him even further across the UK, to locations as far apart as Portland and Orkney. He is also a member of “Portable” a new collective of Oxford-based artists looking to show work in and around the city.
Mark’s art seeks insights and meaning in unfamiliar places, drawing on a range of techniques including technical drawing, mapmaking, photography and lighting to reveal a world in a constant state of flux and transformation.
Mark is happy to accept commissions.