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Mark I’Anson was born in Glasgow in 1968. He studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, from 1988-1992 and has since worked full time as a painter. Whether his source material is from life, found photographs or a combination of both, the starting point and foundation of all his pictures is drawing. Mixing pencil work with translucent glazes of paint he produces evocative and compelling paintings.
Since 1994, Mark has had eighteen solo exhibitions in London, Scotland and Canada, including two solo touring exhibitions; ‘The Dream Team’ with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2003/4 and ‘Drifter’ with the Highland Council and the Scottish Fisheries Museum in 2006.
In 2008, Mark focussed on a group of paintings relating to the history of Arsenal FC, in conjunction with Thackeray Gallery and the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, which was then exhibited at the Emirates Stadium. It was a complete sell out.
Mark’s work can be found in several Public Collections, including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and is owned by numerous Private Collectors in the UK, USA, Canada, and Europe. His work can also be found in Corporate Collections in London, Scotland and Canada.
2017. Blurring the Lines. John Martin Gallery. London.
2016. Drawing for a revolution and a laugh. Arusha Gallery. Edinburgh.
2012. Coalition Blues. Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh.
2009. Dividing Lines. Thackeray Gallery. London.
2008. Heyday. Emirates Stadium. London – Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation in conjunction with Thackeray Art Gallery.
2007. Kings & Queens. Thackeray Gallery. London.
2006. Links. The Falkirk Wheel. Falkirk.
2006. Suspended. i2 Gallery. Edinburgh.
2006. Drifter. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, then touring.
2005. Just Walking. Thackeray Gallery. London.
2004. Alway There. i2 Gallery. Edinburgh.
2003/4. Dream Team. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, then touring
2002. Shift. Thackeray Gallery. London.
2002. Doll. Modern Fuel Gallery. Kingston Ontario, Canada.
2001. Moving. Thackeray Gallery. London.
1999. What Remains. Thackeray Gallery. London.
1996. Precious Few Heroes. Compass Gallery. Glasgow.
1994. The Fool. Compass Gallery. Glasgow.
Two Person Shows
2010. Always Boats and Men. Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh, with Angus Martin.
1999. About Face. Reynolds Gallery. Edinburgh, with Shelagh Atkinson.
1988-92 – BA(Hons) Fine Art, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen.