Mark Buck, designer, illustrator, photographer and musician, studied for a degree in illustration at Bower Ashton Art College in Bristol. He has illustrated for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising hoardings and played guitar at the Jazz Cafe in London, on occasion with Bo Diddley.
A weekly column written and illustrated for the independent morphed into two books for Penguin: Whatever you think think the opposite and God explained in a Taxi Ride.
These days Mark lives in a small village near Petworth. He likes to travel, always with a sketchbook and camera and the result is a growing series of watercolour paintings.
Watercolours mainly painted en plein air always on Saunders Waterford not, high white, 300gsm watercolour paper.
2016,Landscape exhibition at: Kevis House Gallery, Petworth.
2016, comissioned by National trust Petworth House to paint a landscape of Petworth House and Park which has been used to promote the Capability Brown Exhibition.
2017, short-listed for the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries show.
2017, short-listed for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017
2018, pre-selected for
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 206th Exhibition
2018, Selected for Exhibition for The Artist open art competition at Patchings. 12 – 20 August 2018
2018, represented by Seaview Art Gallery. Isle of Wight.
2018, long listed for Jackson's Art Prize.