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New Book is Ready!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Get your copy of “The Protégé” today! Pick up one of the other books as well and get a discount. Visit the store page to see package deals.

Book Three – The Protégé

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The third instalment of Carl’s story is now ready for pre-sale! Order now and make sure your get your own limited edition signed copy. Click HERE to place your order.
the protege cover

New Graphic Story

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I have a brand new graphic story that’s available through limited release. I’m not selling it, and unfortunately you can’t order it. How do you get your hands on it, you ask?  Well, you have to get it off me personally. I’m giving away copies on a first come first serve basis, and I’m not messing around with mailing or setting up drop-offs. Basically, you find me, you get one. Simple as that.

New Artwork

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

For those of you who didn’t have a chance to come out to my Art Show earlier this week, I’ve posted the new series that was created for the show, as well as a new Live Painting created on the third night of the show. Enjoy ~

Art Show tickets on sale!

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Get your tickets early for my upcoming art show. Be sure to order early, space is limited.
You can get your tickets HERE, see you all there!

Art Show Flyer

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Beatles?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

This commission asked for a portrait of the Beatles as they might have looked circa 1980, had they stuck together.

This Week’s Featured Artwork

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Portrait of Joseph Merrick

Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890)

Working as a sideshow freak, Merrick traveled to London for exhibition in a shop on Whitechapel Road managed by showman Tom Norman. Norman’s shop was directly across the street from the London Hospital and was frequented by the hospital’s medical students and doctors. One visitor, a surgeon named Frederick Treves, invited Merrick to the hospital to be examined and photographed.

It was later decided that Merrick would be allowed to stay at the hospital for the remainder of his life. Rooms were adapted for him in the basement of the hospital and he lived there for the next four years. Treves visited him daily and they developed quite a close friendship. Merrick also received visits from the wealthy ladies and gentlemen of London society.

Merrick died on 11 April 1890, age 27. The official cause of death was asphyxia, although Treves, who dissected the body, said that it was a dislocated neck. He believed that Merick—who had to sleep sitting up, due to the weight of his head—had been attempting to sleep lying down, to “be like other people”. Merrick’s skeleton was preserved and remains in the London Hospital. Although several theories abound, the exact cause of Merrick’s deformities remains a mystery.

Relaunch!

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Welcome to the newly-designed Mark’s Art Studio! Thanks go to the lovely and talented Janine Stoll for doing such a fantastic job. I’ll be updating the site regularly with new pictures and posts, so check back often, and feel free to leave a message, I’d love to read what you think of the changes.