Mark has painted professionally since the age of 24. Born in Wales in 1967 , he lived in England until his mid-twenties. In 1990 after graduating from Oxford Polytechnic with a degree in Architecture, Mark became a full-time artist.
With a passion for history, he started his artistic career as a free-lance painter of historical equestrian scenes. In his first year of business, his equestrian paintings were selected for exhibition at the infamous auction houses of Christie’s and Sotheby’s of London . Shortly after this, he became a major artist for a Scottish Fine Art publisher and moved to Helens-burgh , Scotland . Here he painted many figurative, historical scenes, which brought him on frequent visits to the United States where he now resides. He proudly became a US Citizen in 2009.
Mark now works from his studio in the beautiful countryside of West Virginia . He is a very well traveled, international artist and his work has been exhibited and sold worldwide to numerous museums and private collections.
His paintings are frequently characterized by large detailed works of art in acrylics or oils, which are created on canvas, including murals. Many decorative paintings are textured and also include metallic pigments, which add depth and interest to strong compositions with beautiful and subtle colors.
“Both my decorative paintings and detailed historical artwork are strongly influenced by the Impressionist Masters such as Manet, Degas and by 19th Century French Artists Meissonier, Detaile, David, Corbet and Ingres. The work of the Pre-Raphaelites, and other English artists of the Victorian period also influence my brush and palette.”