Mark Spain

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History and background

I have always been interested in art right from an early age. After having attended Art College, I decided I favoured print-making and opened up a print-making studio in Kent, where I spent many years developing my etching and collagraph techniques.

After the storm of October 1997 I was commissioned to produce a limited edition etching of Kew gardens. Other commissions have included ones for NatWest Bank and The Dorchester Hotel.

My art began with a love of landscape images and I had many etching editions published by CCA Galleries of London. These were successful and spanned many years.

However, as time went on I felt the need to develop other forms of imagery from abstract to figurative. I am constantly experimenting with different subjects and techniques, which I then apply to a variety of images. Although this was new to me I thoroughly enjoyed and embraced the new challenge. My collagraphes, etchings and paintings have been exhibited at the 20th Century British Art fair as well as other works being shown at the Chelsea and Hampton Court Show, and the Barbican Contemporary Print Fair.

My Figurative work was first published some ten years ago. This range of work is constantly involving and i enjoy the challenge of expanding ideas based on the female form. Movement is a key to many of my pieces as well as form, texture and colour. This is something I feel I will be able to work on and progress with, evolving and perfecting. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do producing it.

Mark Spain