MARK F LODGE ARTIST

Profile

Born in the Holme Valley, Yorkshire, a place made famous by the TV series Last of the Summer Wine, it is magnificent moorland countryside set in the Pennine's.

I have always appreciated art, painting from an early age, when I was 11 one of my watercolour paintings, done at high school was exhibited in a National Exhibition and at 12 I started painting with oil's, now my favourite medium.

Besides my love of art I have always been interested in architecture and on leaving school at 16, this was my first path, the time spent was not lost because it enhanced my technical skills in drawing and perspective.

When I was 18 I traveled all around America and Canada, it was a great experience, amazing scenery, skyscraper Cities. On my return I went to Huddersfield School of Art and on completing my Foundation Year was accepted at Central School of Art, London, for a BA in Fine Art.

My unique style has been developed over time from my experiences and by using perspective, light and shade to give a three dimensional feeling, drawing the viewer into the painting.

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On completion of my degree course, I worked as a Mural Artist in London working with different Councils and the Education Authority.
Artist, designer, architectural design for the Community Design Service, Prince of Wales Committe.
Past member of the Yorkshire Artists. Past member of the Yorkshire Mountaineering Club.
Member of The Worple Art Group, Wimbledon.
Member of Skylark Galleries, Oxo Tower, London.
Exhibitions in England and Europe.
Paintings, drawings and prints in many private collections both within the UK and Worldwide.
Paintings in recent exhibitions include
Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London.
Orleans Gallery, Richmond. Cannizaro House, Wimbledon. Cafe Gallery Open. Spring Fair International.
Worple Art Group Exhibitions. Landscapes Past and Present. Llewellyn Alexander Gallery.
L'Atelier Gallery, Zermatt.
In Switzerland paintings and prints are available at Andy's Design Art's Gallery, and at Chum Icha, Zermatt.
Prints available at Maste4, Sass Fee. Wyss Sport, Kleine Scheidegg. Grand Bazar, Grindelwald. Bazar Tivoli, Interlaken.
In Italy paintings and prints of Venice are available at Gallery Petra, Venice.
In London my work can be seen at Wimbledon Fine Art and Skylark Galleries 2, at Oxo Tower, London.

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