Born in Fort William on the west coast of Scotland, now living in Crieff, Mark is naturally drawn to the light and atmosphere that Scotland – in particular, the Highlands – offers. He studied landscape and design at university.
Mark spends time gathering source material and observing the local landscape and wildlife. The effect light and atmosphere have on the landscape inform and influence his work.
Each of Mark’s paintings start at the source, in the landscape, and it is from here that each one develops. They are not about process or formula but about interpretation of each scene as it presents itself in that moment.