Mark established the Studio in 2001 to help fulfil the needs of artists who enjoy working from observation and who wish to develop further their creative abilities in an encouraging environment. It also provides an opportunity to meet like-minded people and share artistic interests and information.
A flexible programme of Day, Evening classes, Sunday and Weekend workshops are offered throughout the year. Private tuition can be arranged on request.
An experienced teacher and artist himself, Mark welcomes artists of all levels of experience who wish to improve their skills.
Mark trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London, where he gained an honours degree in Painting and a Master’s degree in Printmaking. He is an experienced, qualified teacher, having taught as a visiting lecturer in adult, further and higher education for nearly twenty years. He has tutored for The Open College of Arts, affiliated to the Open University, is a contributing writer for The Artist magazine, and is a tutor and lecturer at a number of art societies.
He is passionate about drawing and painting, and inspiring others to develop the technical and intellectual skills to express their own visual experiences.
Mark specialises in figure painting and portraiture, and has shown his work widely in the UK and abroad.