Mark Braithwaite

Mark Braithwaite, artist

Although Mark began his career as a pavement artist on the steps of York Minster, he's now selling work worldwide.

As an artist, I'm lucky to have an impressive client list. I've twice been Regimental Artist for the British Army; for the Royal Artillery and Signal Regiments. Corporate commissions include paintings for Nestle UK and the GMB Union.

From my humble beginnings as a penniless pavement artist, my prints and paintings now sell worldwide. I live in York with my wife and young son.

"Whilst painting on the steps of York Minster, I realised I had an almost photographic visual memory"

My work is easily recognisable by its intense colour, subtle alteration of perspective and intricate attention to detail. Recent work follows a long fascination with the effects of changing weather and light conditions - reflections, shadows and unusual colours.

The preferred medium of my earlier work was acrylic on canvas; ideally suited to my photo-realistic style, the influences of the Impressionist and Renaissance artists are much in evidence. Concealed in each of his landscape pictures is 'Lucy' - my black cat trademark.

More recent landscape has been painted in watercolour. My "Lost Connection" series of paintings, featuring the disappearing red telephone box, has received much acclaim.

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