Biography

Mark trained at Camberwell School of Art in London. After attaining his BA in Art & Design he worked as an illustrator, and portfolio consultant for The Association of Illustrators before setting up his own Illustration Agency in London. His main occupation was  preparing artists portfolios for presentation and advising on the make up and content of the work. 

He now lives and works as an artist teaching in County Clare. He specialises in pastels, painting landscapes, animals and still life. His work was judged and exhibited at The    Pastel Society Annual Show at The Mall Galleries, London 2008 and at The Russell Gallery’s recent show ‘The Horse Collection’ and Kennys Gallery, Galway. He sells his work through Adam’s, Dublin and Dolans’, Galway. He has won major prizes at The Burren Landscape Painting Competition 2007, 2008 and 2009. His work has sold privately to Irish, UK and to private collectors in the US through dealers in the UK.

“The main subject matter is horses and cattle in the landscape. Light is the primary interest for me and creating a mood and atmosphere. I also work on portraits and still life. Teaching has been a natural progression for me – I get such a reward from seeing people’s artwork grow and improve that the process enriches both the student’s life as well as my own”.