Mark Buck UK Watercolour Artist

Award winning plein air painter

Mark Buck ARSMA, 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.


Mark paints watercolour in an energetic and loose style, mostly plein air. He uses St Cuthbert’s Millford 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper or Moleskine sketchbooks. Painting using Schmincke and daniel Smith watercolours.

His paintings often feature early morning or evening light with strong shadows and atmospheric distances.


Mark is an associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and is represented by galleries on the Isle of Wight, Swanage and Petworth. He has exhibited with The Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, Plas Brondanw Gallery and The TALP Open Exhibition at Patchings. In 2022 his watercolour, Porthmadog Harbour, was awarded the Artist Purchase Prize. It is now on permanent exhibition.

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