Mark is an Artist of perspective drawing. His work is driven by his passion for trains, cars and roads. He is often inspired by the world around him as he travels.
In 2015 Mark was awarded a Grants for The Arts ‘Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’ for his project “TrainLines” 2016. Mark’s project has involved new research and development into his present practice and future career as a learning disability artist breaking into the mainstream. Mark work is a 40 year visionary lifes work of felt pen drawings of trains, motorway service stations that he visited as a child during family outings. Mark’s archive contains over 2000 of his drawings going back to when he was 7 years old.
On Mark’s gallery page you can see just a snippet his archive.
During this project Mark has visited local/regional places of interest to inspire him to create new work and develop new drawing/painting techniques with new materials with acclaimed award winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber as his creative mentor.
Mark visited Seven Valley Railway, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Birmingham Thinktank where he did observational drawing and photo reference that inspires him to make new work.
Mark attends Art Studio01 an inclusive supported studio based in Shrewsbury to develop and create his artwork-run by Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber.