Mark Burrell is one of the leading members of the ‘North Sea Magical Realists’ and lives by the coast in Lowestoft Suffolk.
He is a painter of visionary imagination and multiple stories are interwoven throughout the work. But this world does not need to be understood to be enjoyed, because the imagined narrative is always secondary to feeling, atmosphere and color, where jewel like qualities merge with fine detail. This is a land of light and shadow, subtle and mysterious, not just fantasy or dark fairy tale, but more the experience of the human condition. One is reminded of old stained glass windows, as light seems to shine out of the paintings often in the form of sunsets, full moons, or some magical source.
Mark’s work has appeared on television six times. He was awarded ‘First Prize’ by Bill Oddie on the program ‘ Moving Art’ hosted by George Melly and interviewed by Wendy Sister Beckett.
In London, he has won the Lucy Morrison Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League and has had work exhibited in The House of Commons and the Royal Academy. Internationally Mark has shown in New York USA at The Interart Gallery, The Jarvis Centre, and Williamsburg Historical Center, and also in France, Norway and Holland.
Closer to home Marks work has been shown in London at The Mall Galleries (Discerning Eye), The Tripp Gallery, The Splinter Gallery, Le Chat Noir Gallery, Logos Gallery, as well as The Fruit Market Gallery Scotland; The Minories Colchester, Chappel Galleries Essex, Assembly House Norwich, and Norwich Castle, and resident artist at The Ferini Gallery Suffolk.
Mark also paints realist portraits and commissions are considered.