Mark Spain trained in Technical Graphics at Medway College of Art before setting up a printmaking studio in Kent producing original etchings. In 1987, he was commissioned by Kew Gardens to produce limited edition etchings and has since worked with a number of high profile clients like the National Westminster Bank and the Dorchester Hotel. His beautiful oil paintings have since established him as one of the UK's most renowned and collectable artists.Mark’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the UK and can be found in private collections round the world including Spain, Belgium, France, New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, the USA and Canada.
Mark shares: “Having experimented with many forms of imagery in recent years, figurative work has been the most challenging and satisfying. My main goals are always to create a certain amount of movement within the image, with particular emphasis on setting a mood and atmosphere. I would like the viewer to be intrigued as to the possible thoughts of the subject, which can only add to the effect of the picture. Pictures I believe must have a life of their own to allow an ongoing interest. By taking plenty of time to study the view, the person or the composition that I am about to paint, I can decide the areas that require toning down and the areas that need to be made more vivid, if any, in order to emphasise the character.”