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Mark Spain

Exhibitions: 20th Century British Art Fair, Mall Galleries

Figurative artist Mark is a skilled printmaker and has experimented with everything from landscapes to abstract art. His colourful paintings are created using energetic brushstrokes and a sumptuous colour palette.  

Inspiration

Often prompted by music, Mark believes that the mood and feeling within the painting are as important as the composition. The majority of his ideas develop in the evening whilst he is relaxing. He quickly creates a small thumbnail-sized sketch so he doesn't lose the idea, before working on the drawings at a later date. 

Mark has enjoyed a varied art career and originally started out by refining his etching and collagraph technique. To produce his paintings, he will often first develop a colour rough to set the right mood. Following this, he creates a predominant background colour with oil paints and forms the figures using light and shadow. 

Mark adds: "I always like to create a little energy with the brushstrokes to help give the finished painting some life. Colour choice depends on my mood."

 

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