Biography

 

Born in Birkenhead Merseyside, Mark initially trained as an Industrial mechanic and after a stint in the army has worked in and around the offshore industry for most of his working life.

 

He uses the genre of portraiture in an attempt to understand the diverse and unpredictable nature of people that surround him.

 

Drawing is fundamental to his practice and often combines a wide range of approaches and mediums in order to draw from and contest traditional representations of the human individual.

 

He is a huge advocate for the inclusion of Art in Hospitals and firmly believes it is integral to the healing process. 

 

He welcomes the challenges that accompany private/public commissions and regularly exhibits and enters competitions around the UK. 

Master of Fine Art, Grays School of Art 2008 - 2009

 

Postgraduate studies (The Drawing Year) Royal Drawing School London 2006 - 2007

 

BA Fine Art, Grays School of Art.  Aberdeen 2002 – 2006

‘Prince of Wales’ Drawing archive.

 

‘Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’ Painting collection

 

‘Grampian Hospital Arts Trust’ Art collection

 

‘Robert Gordon University collection’

 

‘Seven trades of Aberdeen painting collection’

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

 

2 x Series of 10 portraits offering a glimpse into the lives of those who form part of the community within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

All 20 paintings can be seen at ArtUK.org

 

Robert Gordon University

 

Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Mike Pittilo MBE

 

Seven trades of Aberdeen

 

Rev Iain Thompson  

 

Solo exhibitions

 

Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, Aberdeen.

 

Robert Gordon University, Social sciences department.

 

Crieff arts centre. Perth and Kinross.

 

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, exhibition space.