Mark was born in Yorkshire in 1968. He studied photography at Wolverhampton Polytechnic before moving to London in 1991, where he worked as a photographers assistant, before beginning to pick up more of his own work and going it alone. Since then Mark has worked as a still life photographer, digital illustrator for book publishers & magazines, a digital retoucher for several national newspapers, a children’s illustrator working in 3D and most recently as the Creative Director for an American toy company.
Mark moved to Sussex in 2001 and it was there that he began to explore the local countryside, and particularly the Ashdown Forest and the South Downs National Park, with his dogs and his camera. It is from this ever-expanding collection of images that he draws inspiration for his work. These photographs are digitally merged with other photographs, paintings, drawings, textures, and found objects to create the final artwork. Some of the pieces are more literal interpretations of the places he has photographed, while others are more conceptual or graphic in their approach, but all seek to evoke the beauty, drama, and atmosphere of the landscapes around him.
The names of the pieces often designates the GPS location where the original photograph was taken and can be visited or found on Google Maps.
Mark lives and works in the Sussex Weald with his wonderful family and their two crazy Scottish Terriers (Fergus and Rufus).