Born in 1965, Mark originally studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and Italian at the Dante Alighieri School in Milan, before taking a BA in Fine Art at the City & Guilds of London Art School. He lives and works in London and France.
He has drawn animals since he was a small boy and has developed a fluent style that captures the movement and volume of animals in motion. His research has taken him from Spain to Gran Paradiso, from Arabia to the coastline of the British Isles.
Having spent 2016 visiting the Arctic circle in search of polar bears. 2017/18 has seen him out in Africa where he spent much of the last two years drawing and painting both lions and elephants. After copious drawing done on the spot he takes the work back to his studio and works them up into stunning oil paintings capturing both the hot colours of the African plains and form and movement of the animals.