There are five sections here: an archive of watercolours from
early exhibitions and then four selections from shows I’ve
had in the last decade or so: at Thomas Williams Fine Art, Bond
St in 2000; the Saltwater Gallery, Burnham Market,
Norfolk in 2005; Gallery 37, Blenheim Crescent, Notting
Hill in 2006; and at the Charles Daggett Gallery, Kensington Church St in 2013.
The subjects of each show reflect where I was travelling
(or working) at the time. The 2000 exhibition largely features
landscapes from Italy and the Outer Hebrides, where I took
time off to paint the fast-moving clouds and astonishing turquoise
seas while writing Castaway (see Books).
In 2005 landscape photographer Harry Cory-Wright invited
me to show at his gallery in Burnham Market, Norfolk with
the brief that I should paint exclusively in the local landscape.
For this purpose I stayed on a boat out on the marsh in Burnham
Deepdale, waking in the early summer dawn around 3 am, sleeping
for part of the day, then continuing on into the late sunset
around 9 or 10 pm. The show mixed the resulting paintings
with Harry’s stunning images of the same part of the
world. Seeing the contrast, I very nearly gave it all up to
become a photographer, but was reassured when Harry told me
that he had started taking watercolour lessons. We both share
the same fascination for trying to capture what’s out
there in Nature; but Harry’s technology is undoubtedly
The 2006 show was a collection of work from trips all over
the world, from Australia to the South of France. A year or so after that my first child was born, which may explain the increase in early morning studies in my most recent show in Kensington. This collection features images from trips to Georgia, Italy and Spain, as well as gentler, domestic landscapes from around my mother-in-law’s pub in Tintern, Wales and here at home in London.
These pictures are now all sold, but if you are interested
in seeing what I have for sale now, please email me from the
Contact Mark page and I can send you jpegs of current work.
My watercolours start at £150 for the smallest A6 size
and go up to around £500-600 for the largest A3 size.