Mark would describe himself as an "Artisan Artist" using his skills to create pieces that inspire and inform other people.
- Thoughts of my Abstraction
"I strive with my abstract work, to create paintings that achieve a beauty that is uplifting and inspiring.
I listen to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and parts of it bring me to tears for no discernible, reason. Similarly upon coming across a painting of Cézanne’s in a Berlin gallery I was overcome by the same force.
A well-structured abstract painting can ideally engender profound palpable reaction through the eyes, in the same way that a beautiful piece music provokes a poignant response through the ears."
Mark's current work is exploring the beauty of the natural world where he works using a process that shows the equally natural properties of pigments and water.
"Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man."
(from "East of Eden, by John Steinbeck)