Reclining Arabian Leopard
Watercolour and gouache on paper
About the Artist
Mark has drawn animals since he was a small boy and has developed a fluent style that captures the movement and volume of animals in motion. His research has taken him from Spain to Gran Paradiso, from Arabia to the coastline of the British Isles. His most recent travels have taken him to the Arctic circle in search of polar bears. From cub to adult Mark traces the subtleties of the bear, at once magnificent, endearing and at times fearsome. The beautiful rapid drawings and footage he takes of his chosen subject are then taken into the studio and absorbed into his finished paintings and large drawings.