Illustration Graduate 2003
Mark is a children’s picture book illustrator and author, represented by Award winning Illustration Agency, Bright Group International. After graduating in 2003, Mark exhibited at D&AD New Blood Exhibition where his professional illustration career started. He was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013 and won the Sheffield Children’s Picture Book Prize in the same year.
Having always explored different ways of creating images using different media, Mark predominantly creates digital illustrations using natural and manmade textures and takes inspiration from many different Illustrators as well as the countryside and woodland.
Having worked and lived in Lincoln for 15 years, Lincoln Cathedral can be seen from Mark’s studio and he enjoys watching it change through the seasons. Mark wanted to capture the image of the West Front of the Cathedral in its simplest form and give it a contemporary finish, keeping to a bright but minimal colour palette.
With previous clients such as; Simon & Schuster, Random House, Bloomsbury, Mark is currently very busy working on multiple commission for UK publishers Macmillan and Oxford University Press, and Australian publisher Hinkler. With Bologna Children’s Book Fair coming up in April, Mark is working on new illustrations for his portfolio. His next book to be published will include a lot of moose, which will be available in July 2016.
The West Front