Introduction

Welcome to my website a showcase  for my fine art and illustration work. The work presented has been created over many years and presenting an eclectic range of subject matter, media and techniques that have engaged me over that period.

As an  illustration graduate it will come as no surprise to discover that the written word has informed much of my image making. Novels, poetry, short stories even song lyrics: all have provided rich inspiration for images and  continue to do so. Alongside an interest in literature I am also captivated by ideas and subjects observed in the everyday – I love people watching and nature , in particular birds,   a subject matter I have especially enjoyed returning to.

My work explores a range of media. My paintings are worked using acrylics but I have also enjoyed working with pastels, pen & ink, watercolour, collage and monoprinting. My more recent illustrative works have been realised digitally using photoshop often in combination with  a range of other drawing media and techniques.

I have  exhibited in galleries in Cambridge, Oxford and Norwich. I also work as a freelance illustrator and have undertaken private commissions including commissions for schools in East Anglia.

I live in  Cambridge. I am a full time senior lecturer in art, design & media at Cambridge Regional College (Further Education) . Alongside teaching  during the day I run evening classes at St Barnabas Press Open Access Studios, Cambridge  where I  run my own life drawing and introductory  drawing classes .

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It is my hope that you enjoy the artwork displayed.

Mark