Over the course of Marks 20 years as an artist, Marks’ work has been devoted to the untamed and wild landscapes that can be found in the Moors, Fens, Fells and Estuaries of Britain. He has carried the impressions of the sublime in the landscapes that were left on him as a child growing up in the Fens of East Anglia.
Recently it has been the vast immersive spaces of moorland, fen and river estuary that have consumed his imagination – evoked through the medium of charcoal, pencil and oil. Mark’s influences include the calligraphic paintings of Cy Twombly, the tonal ink paintings of Hosagawa Tohaku and the landscapes of Constable, Claude, Cottman and Turner.
He has exhibited work all over the country, most notably on a number of occasions at the RWA, Bristol as well as Cornwall (where he is represented by Badcocks Gallery) and London.
Mark is also a successful published poet. He was shortlisted for the Brit Writers’ Award 2012 and won Fleeting Magazines International Best Short Writing 2010.