Mark’s love of drawing is a continuous theme but after visiting India, to truly capture the vibrancy of the country and its people, colour was a necessity.  Following that need, Mark’s passion for painting developed across all his subject matter.  Mark uses not only canvas and board, but also paints on copper working on the back of old etching plates which allows the sheen of the copper to add an extra lustre as the patina shows through.

Following art historically traditional methods dating back to medieval times, Mark will prepare the copper using an abrasive, then rubbing with garlic to improve adhesion and prevent the oxidation of the copper.