Tutor: Mark Page
Mark has worked all his life in art and design. At the age of 20 he set up his own successful design studio which ran for 30 years before he diversified into interiors and other related projects.
He has for the last 3 years been a full time fine artist. He runs ‘Drink & Draw’ and ‘Draw like a Pro’ classes in Bournemouth, Poole, Poundbury, Wareham and Swanage as well as private one to one tutoring.
Mark’s main body of work is in graphite, Ink and Charcoal.
He has specialised from an early age with graphite, producing highly detailed drawings with an architectural quality and conversely loose, rapid sketches…a quality he’s usually known for with his range of quirky, mad hatter and wacky hares.
The inclusion of specialist colour pencils brings a different dimension to his land and seascapes with dramatic skies and seas.
Liquid ink applied directly to canvas produces a flowing translucent affect for many of the alternative vista paintings.
Another project at present is the creation of large marker ink drawings directly onto canvas, these can take over 60 hours of work as the process is restrictively slow due to the surface abrasion on the market nib. The results are unique and dramatic.
A former displayed portrait artist in Harrods of London, Mark still produces commissions in portraiture, animals and architecture (homes).