Mark Fennell

Artistic Profile

Artistic Subjects: Portraiture & Landscapes

Artistic Medium: Oils

Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.

He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway.

His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions and also The Royal Society of British Artists.

As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape.

Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Oxford art society Buckinghamshire Art Society.

Mark runs workshops and demonstrations for art groups and societies across the uk and occasionally in Portugal and the costa Blanca Spain.

 

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 his portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey 

and also shortlisted for A&I artist of the year in 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.

*Press Release*

 

'Local Artist’s Success in Major National Art Exhibition'

 

Work by a local artist Mark Fennell has been selected from over 1,500 entries to appear alongside artworks by some of Britain’s leading artists. The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries from 20 to 29 February.

 

The selected painting - The Diagnosis is a self portrait that was executed in oils with palette knives and painted after the devastating news of a lymphoma diagnosis.

Mark is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.

He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway.

His work has been also been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions.

Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018.

The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

 

The RBA holds an open submission exhibition in central London each year. Founded in 1823, the RBA was originally set up to rival the Royal Academy. Today the Society prides itself on exhibiting an eclectic mix of sculpture and paintings in all media.

 

Listings

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2020

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Open 20 to 29 February, 10am to 5pm 

 

Admission £5, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and Under 25s.

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