Mark McLaughlin Biography
Living and working in South London, the inspiration for Mark’s paintings is often in the everyday life he finds around him - the parks and streets of West Norwood, Herne Hill, Dulwich and beyond.
The effects of changing light and seasons, plus the connection between man-made and the natural, are constant themes in his work.
Through his passion for cycling he also enjoys discovering new and interesting places to paint. Armed with box easel and canvasses – he will set up where inspiration finds him, spending hours on location and often returning to the same spot to fully capture the spirit of the scene.
Mark is based at Clockwork Studio, Camberwell - a vibrant and established community of artists – for some 20 years.
Mark exhibits widely and has work in private collections in the UK, Europe, Australia and in the USA.
He also exhibits regularly in a variety of society shows including:
The Royal Society of British Artists, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. He has also exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show on several occasions.
Born in Woking, Surrey in 1961, Mark studied at Birmingham School of Art and Design achieving BA (Hons) and a Masters Degree in Illustration.
After graduating, Mark pursued a career as an Illustrator, with commissions from book publishers, magazines and newspapers in the UK, Europe and the US.
He has since built a solid reputation as a talented and prolific Painter, with a variety of private commissions both in oils and watercolours.
2018 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
2017 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
2017 The Chelsea Art Society Annual Summer Show
2017 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2017 The Lynn Stainers Painting Prize (shortlisted)
2106 Not the RA Show, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.
2015 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2014 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2014 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
2013 The Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts
2013 Not the RA Show, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
2013 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
The Singer & Freidlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
The Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters Exhibition
C21 Watercolour Exhibition
· Private commission for Investment Banker in New York - House Portrait
· Private client: Le Californie Hotel, Cannes, Cote d’Azur
· Private commission for the Headmaster of Westminster Abbey Choir School
· Commissions for Swedish Count for paintings his home in Vence, Cote d’Azur
· Commission for the House Master of Bension House, Wellington College
of The Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, Skinners’ Hall,
City of London.
If you'd like to get in touch, you can contact Mark via email either using the link below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively he can be contacted at his Studio on: 020 7924 0921.