Born in 1972, many of Mark's most vivid childhood memories were formed during his annual visits to the Cornish coast. He studied painting at Norwich School of Art and Design, graduating in 1997 with a Fine Art B.A.(Hons.) degree. His painting has been influenced through travel and having lived for three years amongst the dramatic landscapes of the Limousin region of France, where he opened a gallery exhibiting his own paintings. He now lives in St. Ives, Cornwall, where he continues to be inspired by his immediate surroundings, painting from his studio there on a full time basis.