We asked Mark to explain his inspiration for the piece, here's what he had to say;
I usually work from a photograph but I couldn’t find one of this scene that I was happy with so it’s a composite from several views. It’s part of a series of 8 drawings of the Kelham Island Quarter in Sheffield. Kelham Island was at the heart of the industrial revolution in Sheffield but today it’s a centre for tourism. I visited the area a lot before the pandemic as my son was a chef in one of the many great restaurants in the area. I started the series drawing my son’s restaurant The Milestone but there are so many interesting buildings in the area I just carried on. I highly recommend a visit.