Mark Corfield has painted all his life, inspired by nature where he lives and works in agriculture, he splits his time between managing the farm and his love of art creation. Mark has exhibited in the southwest, Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter and London.
His practice is now based on the exploration of the inherently natural characteristics and properties of watercolours and it’s affinity to countryside and the environment. Using a synthetic plastic paper, he allows the water and pigment, unhampered, to reveal their own properties and behaviour. The relationship between him and these elements, create transcendent ethereal works that are connected to earth and the natural world. The pigment, paper and water being the elements that are the bridge between him and nature.
Leading principles in his work are colour, edges, fluidity, texture light and depth, but more importantly he is trying to abstract his concepts, to realize the power of simplicity. He feels that a work should say something and be connected to a basic need in all of us to find, in an almost primeval way, a link with our roots to the earth; a higher sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves.