Mark Paul Perry was born in Kent in the U.K. in 1967. He originally trained as a musician and performed as an accomplished guitarist, and songwriter, with the British band ‘State of Mind’. He went on to become a music producer and band manager.
In 2002 Mark made the decision to leave the music industry so that he could concentrate on developing his creative potential in other artistic areas. His passion and love for art prompting him to find this alternative form of self expression through painting.
Mark has exhibited alongside renowned artists such as Antony Gormley, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Mary Fedden, Gavin Turk and Mark Wallinger as well as many other contemporary artists.
In September 2009 Mark was invited to exhibit his work at the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the charity auction for
The Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Mark is currently one of the founding directors of The BIG Art Affair, which is to
be one the UK’s newest and largest artists' art fairs bringing together international artists under one banner.
As an artist Mark is completely self-taught and in his work he seeks to communicate with the viewer on a variety of different levels. The most important element and that which so clearly defines his paintings, is his attempt to find an affinity and emotional resonance with the viewer.
Mark works with oil, acrylic and gesso on canvas, linen, board and paper which he manipulates, not only with traditional tools, but also a palette knife and airbrush to obtain the texture and movement desired. It is this illusion of movement within the canvas and the heavily defined textures of his pieces for which he has become predominantly known.
Mark’s works have been exhibited widely and collected worldwide. He regularly
undertakes commissions from private clients both in the UK and overseas. Mark’s paintings can also be found in private, commercial and corporate collections throughout the world including the USA, Canada, Australia and many parts of Europe.
Mark Paul Perry: “I love simplicity in form. I portray this through the use of colour and texture on canvas. My paintings are inspired by snapshots of specific moments in time or through memories of particular events in my own life. I endeavour to capture these moods and emotions in the most basic form – light, colour and texture – which represent their fundamental essence”.