Mark studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW – College of Fine Art (formerly City Art Institute). He also completed an Associate Diploma of Art (Painting Distinction Prize) at Hornsby TAFE – studying under Peter Godwin, Valerie Olsen and Bela Ivanyi (Painting, Photography and Drawing), and attended Sculpture classes at Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney. Mark studied “Life Drawing” as well, at the Brisbane Institute of Art.
Mark has travelled extensively throughout Africa, USA and Europe as well as all States and Territories of Australia – attending exhibitions of all the major Art Galleries and Museums. He is a Gallery enthusiast and a keen investor of Art, particularly Aboriginal and Modern Art. Selling virtually all art works in the jointly held “Four Corners of Art” exhibition in Fortitude Valley, and accepting several Commission works since that event, has encouraged Mark to continue working on a larger portfolio of art works.
Some of these newer works have featured in the past 3 Annual Brisbane Grammar School Art Shows which showcases almost 100 visual artists, and includes approximately 600 works (including sculptures, ceramics and jewellery) each year, making it the largest single collection of art for sale by established Queensland artists in Brisbane.
Marks ‘works are represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia, UK, USA and Japan.
More recently, Mark accepted an offer to paint a portrait of good friend, Hugh Jackman for the 2014 Archibald prize. Please see News page for further information.