Mark was born in Yorkshire in 1968. He studied photography at Wolverhampton Poly
before moving to London in 1991, where he worked as a photographer. Since then Mark
has worked as a digital illustrator for book publishers & magazines, a digital retoucher
for several national newspapers, a children’s illustrator working in 3D and most
recently as the Creative Director for an American toy company.
Mark moved to Sussex in 2001 and it was there that he began to explore the local
countryside, and particularly the Ashdown Forest, with his dogs and his camera. It is
from this ever-expanding collection of images that he draws inspiration for his work.
These photographs are digitally merged with other photographs, paintings, drawings,
textures, and found objects to create the final artwork. Some of the pieces are more
literal interpretations of the places he has photographed, while others are more
conceptual or graphic in their approach, but all seek to evoke the beauty, drama, and
atmosphere of the landscapes around him.
The names of the pieces often designates the GPS location where the original
photograph was taken and can be visited or found on Google Maps.
The high-resolution digital montages are then printed on Elegance™ Velvet
PlatinumEdition is 310g 100% Cotton Rag, Acid-Free Paper, which gives a wonderful
painterly feel, outstanding colour quality and longevity.The prints are offered as 56cm
x 56cm(22 x 22") on 61cm x 61cm (24 x 24") paper, limited to 50 editions, and 28cm x
28cm on30cm x 30cm paper, limited to 100 editions. All prints are signed, titled and
numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity.
Mark lives and works in the Sussex Weald with his wonderful family and their two crazy
Scottish Terriers (Fergus and Rufus)
Call in to say hello at my next show or catch up with Mark and the Scotties somewhere
in the Ashdown Forest at about 6am every morning.
+44 (0) 1825 765216