Mark Fennell

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

I studied graphic design and advertising at Amersham School of Art before commencing a career as an art director working for advertising agencies in and around London and Birmingham. A self taught painter, i started painting in 2001 and was elected member or The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. I've exhibited work with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries in London and exhibit regularly with the RBSA in Birmingham. I'm also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and Oxford art society. Working predominantly in oils and acrylics, i specialise in portraiture and figurative work, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway. I also enjoy painting portraits with palette knives and currently developing my technique. As well as painting people I also enjoy painting landscapes en plein air. I run painting workshops and demonstrations for art groups and societies across the UK and I’ve also taught in Portugal at The Algarve art society as well as in the costa Blanca Spain.

Media

Acrylics, Charcoal, Oils

Subjects

Landscapes, Portrait or Figure, Still Life

Favoured Products & Brands

Rosemary brushes


Winsor and newton


Michael Harding


R&M Painting knives

Awards

The Clairefontaine Award in the The Artist category at the 2021 TALP Open exhibition.
Awarded The Winsor and Newton painting prize for my self portrait - The diagnosis at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020.



Selected for The Artist and leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018.



Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize, peoples choice award 2012 for my portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey. Shortlisted



for Artist of the year 2019.







Self portrait shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005.







Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite.