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About the Artist

Mark Skirving is an established professional artist with a great love of the history of Western art. Mark began painting in 2003, yet in such a short space of time has become well established selling many works through galleries, exhibitions and commissions by private collectors in Great Britain, Europe, Poland, South Korea, Argentina, The USA and Canada. He has also created many large scale public murals for the Borough of Walsall and produces works in both digital photography and film.

 

QUALIFICATIONS       

BA Fine Art Degree[ Hons] 1st Class   

MA Fine Art & Philosophy- Commendation

As well as being an accomplished artist he is also a musician of international repute. Mark has been involved with Jazz & Blues music for the last 25 years and has had his own successful band for all of that time. He is the front man for King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys; he plays the baritone saxophone and sings the blues, releasing ten albums and currently working on the eleventh. Check him out at www.kingpleasure.co.uk 

''Like most eight year old boys with a love of drawing, I began by copying images of my favourite comic book heroes, Spiderman, Batman et all. All these years later and after working my way through many subjects and styles, I’ve found myself making a return to the painting of heroes, though now of the musical variety. Here’s the late Blues legend B.B. King who I worked with back in the 90’s. As a professional Blues singer & saxophonist, I’ve been fortunate to work with many of my heroes over the years including the late, great, Ray Charles, but hey, that’s another painting!''