Mark uses materials that have been available sense early man and equipment introduced centuries ago along with new techniques, attitude and an intimate connection to nature to turn pastel paintings into works of art.
He loves getting out into the great outdoors to paint plein air and capture first-hand the environmental mood, light and character of the location. A great example of his work is seen in the complex and concrete shapes of structures and dramatic landscapes allowing for strong contrasts of light and shadow.
Mark’s travels to Havana, Cuba took his creative spark a higher level altogether. This trip left him with a large portfolio of urban landscape material to draw from for years to come. Mark will often sit on a reference photo or idea, working until the right materials and textures come together in his creative process.