An accomplished artist from an early age, Mark gained a degree in Fine Art from Epsom Art College. Upon graduating, he joined the family landscape gardening business whilst at the same time enrolling at agricultural college in order to further his skills in this area. Eventually his great love of painting encouraged him to follow his instincts and devote himself full time to his art.

Mark has always been influenced by the work of Degas and the Impressionists. Although he produces superb original pastels he is now moving more towards exclusive use of oils. He is also currently exploring some exciting new avenues in terms of subject matter. Mark’s technical mastery of his chosen medium enables him to create images which exude atmosphere through his use of texture and deep, rich colours. A regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries in London, he also enjoys phenomenal international success and cites Jeffrey Archer and Bamber Gascgoine amongst his celebrity collectors.

In 1993 Mark was awarded the coveted Patterson Award presented by the Royal Pastel Society of which he is a member, and he has since been invited to join the prestigious Royal Water-Colour Society and the Royal Oil Institute.