Hi, I’m Mark. I’ve drawn on and off all my life. As a child I would draw on anything with anything. Growing up in a working class family in the 70sart supplies were a luxury so ball point pens and cereal cartons were put to good use. I never actually studied art until I took an Art and Design course with the Open College of the Arts in my 20s. With a young family, a mortgage and a demanding career in ITI could never find the time to devote to art.30 years later my kids are grown, the mortgage is paid off and I’ve recently retired from IT. I’m now trying to make a living from art and I have never been happier. My favourite medium is ink. I love the clarity and contrast that drawing in dark lines gives. I find it absorbing; the concentration required forces total focus. You can’t erase ink you have to work with what you’ve laid down. I try and strike a balance between realism and impressionism so my style is correct perspective and proportion with a loose sketchiness. I hope you like the results.