Mark was born in Glasgow in 1962 was educated at Edinburgh University where he did an Honours Degree in Geography. Mark started painting after returning to be based in Fife in 2002. He had worked in Sales and Marketing and ill health caused a change in direction which led him to developing a keen interest in art and photography. His Christian faith has also been a key factor in redirecting his life to developing an art career.
Based in Ceres, Fife, he has been inspired by the West Sands as a favourite subject. He has established himself principally as a landscape artist, however other subjects have been explored too. He was influenced by the Scottish Colourists and Impressionist artists. He paints in oils and likes to bring texture and movement into his work by using palette knife and brush work together.
Recent commissions include paintings for St. Andrews Links Trust (Castle Golf Course –Clubhouse) depicting the course in Historical times and the present day. Projects also include The Ringstadte Hospital in Arnhem Holland. This involved painting 2 Large Paintings for the Radiology Unit Refurbishment project in 2011. Early this year 2 paintings were commissioned for St.Andrews Community Hospital.
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