Our latest exhibition has opened at The Malvern Theatres, Worcestershire featuring three fantastic artists.
Mark graduated from Cheltenham College of Art and Design.
As the result of a recent career change, he has found the opportunity to exploit his artistic skills and show his work to a wider audience. His early paintings focused on still-life, a discipline which allows the artist complete control over the subject, the composition and technique.
More recent work has taken its reference from the local landscape. The choice of which elements to include and the manner in which the modelling of depth and space is handled; the use of colour in creating these 'spaces' is what makes Mark’s work uniquely personal.
Working in rural Worcestershire sometimes lends a pastoral quality to later works, but this derives more from an accident in geography than a true nostalgia for the landscape. Mark recognises the importance of, and his relationship to, the local landscape, but each painting takes reference from the previous, and the actual process of painting. This evolving journey has encouraged Mark to experiment with a more abstracted view of nature taking as his source, tree forms 'dissolved' against brighter backgrounds and pieces where the actual landscapes become sublimated under larger and larger skies.
The works in this exhibition record part of that journey.
Mark’s full gallery can be seen here.