Artistic Subjects: Portraiture & Landscapes
Artistic Medium: Oils
Mark Fennell is a professional portrait artist, working from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.
He works predominantly in oils, portrait commissions to date include Antony Worrall Thompson and John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007.
His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries London on three occasions.
He also exhibits locally with Buckinghamshire Art Society, of which he is a member.
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 has recently written a fantastic article in 'The Artist' magazine on painting a self portrait a week during 18 weeks of chemotherapy, well worth checking out!
'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.
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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