I’m a portrait painter working to commission from my home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.
Working predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway.
My work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London.
I was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007 and i’m also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society.
I was awarded The Winsor and Newton painting prize for my self portrait - The Diagnosis, at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020.
I was selected for The Artist and Leisure Painter competition, Patchings Festival open art exhibition in 2014 and 2018.
In 2012 I was awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year West Design prize, peoples choice award for my portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey and I was also shortlisted for Artist of the Year again in 2019.
In 2005 one of my self portraits was shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London.
I Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005 and my portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite. As well as portraiture, i also enjoy the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape.
Mark is happy to accept commissions.