Mark was born in 1960 and grew up in Tilehurst near Reading in Berkshire. Mark worked as a freelance illustrator for design consultancies, advertising agencies and publishing companies in the UK and overseas. At that early period he worked with traditional media, mainly airbrush & acrylic, but in 1996, with the onset of computers, he changed to digital media for his commercial work, whilst still painting for private work in oils. Today, Mark produces works that convey a sense of calmness and quiet with his subtle use of colour and keen eye for detail. He aims to create the feeling of an old photo that vaguely recalls memories of a distant time and place, inspired by the English landscape.