Oil on Canvas
The beautiful figurative oil paintings of Mark Spain have established him as one of the UKs most acclaimed artists.
Often prompted by music, Mark believes that the mood and feeling within the painting are as important as the composition. The majority of his ideas develop in the evening whilst he is relaxing. He quickly creates a small thumbnail-sized sketch so he doesn't lose the idea, before working on the drawings at a later date. To produce his paintings, he will often first develop a colour rough to set the right mood. Following this, he creates a predominant background colour with oil paints and forms the figures using light and shadow. "I always like to create a little energy with the brushstrokes to help give the finished painting some life. Colour choice depends on my mood."
Mark has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and one man shows including the prestigious Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show, The 20th Century British Art Fair and The Barbican Contemporary Print Fair.