Award winning plein air painter
Mark Buck, 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.
His paintings often feature early morning or evening light with strong shadows and atmospheric distances.
Mark 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 at which he picked up a couple of awards.
Exhibiting in the Sunday Times
Watercolour Exhibition 2020
My watercolour ‘Bristol Floating Harbour’ has been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2020 Exhibition. Great news and I am looking forward to taking part in the exhibition. Do come along for a look.
EXHIBITION & TOUR
October 2020 – January 2021
Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery
Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21
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.
2018 pre-selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at Mall Galleries.
2018 signed up by Seaview Art Gallery on Isle of Wight.
2019 selected for exhibition at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside, Contemporary Watercolour Competition
7—20 March, 2019, London.
2019, selected for Exhibition for The Artist open art competition at Patchings. July 2018
2019, selected for exhibition at the Oriel Brondanw 15 September to 27 October 2019
2020, Represented by The Mulberry Tree Gallery , Swanage.
2020, The Artist and Leisure Painter TALP Open Art Exhibition, 2 paintings in Artist Gallery.
Winner £1700 The Artist Exhibition Award.
Winner £250 Colart /Winsor & Newton Awards.
2020, Exhibiting with The Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries London. 30 sept to 10 Oct
2020, Exhibiting at the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Oct 2020-Jan 2021. Willis and Saisbury Gallery Basingstoke.
February 2021 Mall Galleries The Mall.
Exhibiting at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London
My painting, St Martin de de Ré Dawn was chosen for exhibition and is the first time I have exhibited at this marvellous gallery.
Winner at Artist and Leisure Painter TALP 2020
This year two of my paintings were accepted for exhibition and I have won the £1700 Artist Exhibition award and the £250 Colart/Winsor & Newton award. Thank you Artist Magazine for this, I am so pleased! It has been quite difficult with lockdown and this was most welcome.
Oriel Brondanw Open 2019
I am very proud to say three of my plein air paintings have been selected for exhibition at the Oriel Brondanw Open in Snowdonia. Plas Brondanw was the home of Clough Williams-Ellis the architect of Portmeirion, it now houses an stunning art space and a garden that has to be seen. This is their first open and promises to be a superb exhibition.
Warm Days...Long Evenings Exhibition
I have an exhibition starting 20 July: Warm Days...Long Evenings at the Seaview Art Gallery on the Isle of Wight. 14 pieces on display. Pop over for some art and glorious weather.
Mark Buck 2019
I am represented by two galleries: Kevis House in Petworth and
The Seaview Art Gallery on the Isle of Wight.
I have been exhibited in 2019 by the Royal Watercolour Society at RWS Bankside and Patchings Art Festival..
RWS Royal watercolour Society
Great news for me in 2019. I am thrilled to have been selected for exhibition at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside, Contemporary Watercolour Competition 7—20 March, 2019, London.
The watercolour is called Morning Steam .