Mark is one of the leading members of the North Sea Magical Realists. His work has a visionary quality to it, which embraces deep rich colours of mysterious blues through to purples. The pictures come to life through delicate lighting, whether a full moon, a sunset or some magical source.
“Sometimes I paint a picture as if just above the horizon: this makes it possible to see whole objects up close, or at great-imagined distances. This is coupled with detail, painted with very fine brushes. The rich colours I use are made by building up fine glazes and complementary colours that create an inner glow, which is sometimes seen in old stained glass windows. All these differences make an involved painting which can take many months to complete, but I hope to make a distinctive picture which will be enjoyed for a long time to come.”
Mark has had in excess of one hundred mixed and solo exhibitions. Included in his CV are many London galleries, including the Royal Academy of Arts, with exhibitions held in Europe and New York, USA.
Mark’s work has been shown on television six times, most notably on the programme ‘Moving Art’ Anglia TV, hosted by George Melly and winning ‘First Prize’, as chosen by Bill Oddie who highly recommended his paintings. He has also been interviewed by the late Sister Wendy Beckett. Among his other awards is the ‘Lucy Morrison Memorial Prize’ at the Royal Overseas League. His work has been reproduced in books, catalogues, newspapers, magazines and on CD covers.
Internationally, Mark has shown in New York USA at The Interart Gallery, The Jarvis Centre and Williamsburg Historical Art Center, and also in France, Norway and Holland.
Closer to home, his work has been shown in London at The Mall Galleries (Discerning Eye), Tripp Gallery, Splinter Gallery, Le Chat Noir Gallery, Logos Gallery, Fruit Market Gallery in Scotland, The Minories in Colchester, Chappel Galleries in Essex, Assembly House in Norwich and Norwich Castle, and as resident artist at The Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Suffolk.
Further information/links/previous relevant work
Limited edition prints of Mark’s work are available/large or small – commissions welcomed!
Read about Mark and his work on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Burrell
Watch Mark talk about his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Cv5HNlklQ