Portraits Drawn on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell


Mark studied Art at High school. He worked whilst studying which meant that his grades weren’t what they could have been. He has worked in what may be, over a hundred jobs and lived in the same number of houses, occasionally with only the streets to call home.

After leaving one of his many jobs, he accidentally found himself walking around the studios of a university and started to talk with the head tutor. Within a few hours he had enrolled and been given a studio space within the university. Since graduating he has exhibited in America, Europe and across the United Kingdom.

Both the found canvas and individual offer a story of mystery and intrigue. Showing the scars of travel and a life lived; catching a certain beauty and rejecting images of perfection projected on us by society.

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