Mark Fennell is a portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, portrait commissions to date include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer – songwriter John Otway. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape.
- His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions.
- Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society.
- Selected for The Artist and leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018.
- Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize, peoples choice award 2012 for his portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey.
- Self portrait shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005.
- Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite.
“We commissioned two paintings from Mark after seeing his portrait of Annie in a local exhibition. The quality of his work is superb and it is easy to see why he has been exhibited more widely. He is professional to work with, an excellent communicator, and the portrait sitting was lots of fun.”
“Mark’s portrait of my husband Peter beautifully captures his inner self
as well as his outer being. We are privileged to have the portrait in our home.”
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