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mark_briscoe_art As is common with many artists I have always loved to draw and paint ever since my early childhood.
Over the years my work has drifted through various artistic genres—A fascination with eastern lacquered furniture decoration where Chinoiserie (Chinese influenced) scenes are applied in gold to items of furniture… A period in India under the guidance of artist R.K. Sharma from Udaipur, taught me the wonderful techniques of Indian Rajasthani miniature painting (some of these paintings and furniture can be seen in the ‘GALLERY’ link above)

The Chinoiserie furniture was very popular and I worked for several years in this field while living in the UK. In 2001 I moved to Spain with my family where I began to experiment with the painting mediums that were used by the old European masters. Max Doerner’s book on the ‘Materials of the Artist’ was very helpful and Tom Keating’s series of painting demonstrations inspired me with new ideas and possibilities.
My current work is the result of much time spent ‘playing around’ in my studio. Endless experimentation is the greatest teacher of all and I achieved some good results. The formulas I now use have allowed me to create paint textures that have a similar appearance to those used by artists in previous centuries though I apply these mediums in works that are much brighter and expressive than the muted tones used by the old Masters.

My paintings have been well received especially through galleries in the USA where I make most of my sales. (Please see the list of galleries below)

My sincere thanks to everyone who has bought my works over the years. Sales keep my creative fires blazing and spur me on to continue improving and discovering new things.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012….. Sala de Exposiciones CAI Mariano Barbasán. Zaragoza
2006….. Expohogar, Barcelona.
2004….. Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museum, Brighton UK.
1999….. Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London.
1998….. West One Gallery, London
1997….. Tubal Caine contemporary arts, Harrogate, UK.
1996….. Nehru Centre, Mayfair, London.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005….. Taste of India, Royal windsor race course.
2001….. India in Brighton, Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museum, Brighton UK.
1999….. Meta modern art, Tubal Caine contemporary arts, Harrogate, UK.

 

REPRESENTED BY

• GALLERY PIQUEL
39 North Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938 USA
www.gallerypiquel.com

• CHRISTOPHER HILL GALLERY
1235 Main St, St Helena,
California CA 94575 USA
www.chgalleries.com

• CHRISTOPHER HILL GALLERY
326 Healdsburg Ave,
Healdsburg, CA 95448 USA
www.chgalleries.com

• EVA REYNOLDS FINE ART
4851 W. 134th Street (134th & Roe Ave.)
Leawood, KS 66209 USA
www.evareynoldsfinearts.com

• WARD GALLERY – USA
409 E Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770 USA
www.ciaobellashop.com/category-s/1235.htm

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“The main object I set out to achieve in my studio is to create a work that is aesthetically pleasing and elevating; it should have an instant impact on the viewer. My works include landscapes, florals and still life compositions although I never like to be tied down or limited to a fixed style or subject matter. One may make comparisons with the postimpressionists and at times my work moves dangerously close to Van Gogh. Some of my paintings are very traditional while others are more surreal or abstract in their execution. I tend to work in several layers of paint rather than straight “alla prima” using light glazes in oil that give emphasis to the impasto brush strokes; this in turn gives each work an appearance of movement and animation.”

India today

Full colour article in INDIA TODAY
Volume XXI Number 6

Resurgence

Front cover of RESURGENCE
Number 212

Full colour article in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Full colour article in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST