Mark is a Kiwi-Filian artist born and raised in Auckland. New Zealand Mark's art is inspired by observing the ordinary everyday people and scenes of his environment. Hoping to capture their stories and characters, finding the beauty of everyday life and preserving them through painting.
Mark likes to combine structural realism with playful expressive painterly marks in his style. Mark studied at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design from 2013 - 2015, he then studied online through American based school Watts Atelier of the Arts for another 3 years.
Mark is part of the growing Life Drawing and Urban Sketching communities in Auckland since 2017. In 2019 Mark was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Adam Portraiture Awards and 2019 Kumeu Art Awards. His portrait 'Lion Man' was selected to go on the Adam Portraiture Awards national tour. In 2022, he made his solo exhibition debut at Studio One Toi Tu titled "Auckland Under Construction". Where he also began teaching portrait classes.
Some of Marks artistic influences are Steve Huston, Jeffery Watts, Will Yu, Zhaoming Wu, Richard Schmid, Edward Hopper and Van Gough