I graduated from Winchester School of Art, BA.hons. Fine Art, in 1975, worked as an artist in Manchester and London before moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 1980. Cabinetmaking, carving, boatbuilding, timber framing and writing supported a growing family and, since 2009, I have channelled these disciplines into the making of public artworks.
Our rivers and waters are my most consistent focus and works have developed into large scale, kinetic pieces using traditional cabinet-making, boatbuilding and millwright techniques mixed with electronics and engineering. They explore our relationship with water and rivers, using them as a platform and energy source for artworks but also enquiring into their private lives, their cultural and subconscious significance and their environmental importance.
See Mark’s project Landwatership