Testimonials

"I am proud to own two beautiful works by this most talented Glaswegian artist. I highly recommend his work, especially portraiture. He was able to use two photographs of mine and make them into cherished pieces of art. Well done, Mark!

I live in America and do not hesitate to call upon him when I need portraits painted of my beautiful granddaughters. He is currently working on another. I live in Virginia USA near the Chesapeake Bay. Since my granddaughter is a Virginian, I asked Mark if he would add some local flavor to the portrait in the way of a Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. He had no idea what one looked liked, but he researched it and did an excellent job adding it to the beach scene. That was above and beyond!

His work is excellent and affordable.

Thank you so much, Mark.

Carol"

- Carol Ferguson Stephens-Fortner, Virginia, USA

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"I commissioned Mark to complete a drawing for my wife's birthday, of a family photo. She was delighted with the result. Mark's attention to detail is incredible. He gave good advice about which photo would work well, communicated well throughout, and completed on schedule. Would definitely recommend Mark, cleary passionate about his work and such a great talent!"

 

- Fraser Gallacher, Scotland

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" Having seen some of Mark's work on Facebook I thought a commission would be the perfect gift for my husband's birthday. I selected a photo which I thought would make a beautiful pencil drawing and had wonderful memories. I sent Mark the photo and after a brief chat I waited patiently for the finished result. To say I was utterly delighted is an absolute understatement! The drawing is just beautiful and captures the moment in the photograph perfectly. My husband was delighted with his gift. I can highly recommend Mark as an artist. His work is just beautiful and if you’re looking for a personalised gift, a commission would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift."

 

- Catherine Taylor, Scotland

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"Mark created an absolutely breath-taking image of my husband and our grandson standing Infront of Ailsa Craig.  Mark guided me through the entire process, with professional advise and the utmost respect of what I wanted. 

The final product captures a moment to be treasured for life."

 

- Susan Bell, Baljaffray, Scotland

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"I saw Mark's Facebook page and took a wild chance on commissioning him to do a very personal piece of art for me from a photo I had taken.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect as other than Facebook, I hadn’t done any research.
When Mark arrived with the work I couldn’t believe how perfectly he had captured my characters. It made me cry.
If you are considering having any art work, please consider Mark as your artist.
In my opinion he is a genius!
Thank you Mark!"

 

- Maxine Anderson, Strathblane, Scotland

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"I commissioned the painting ‘My Campsies’ for my mum's 80th Birthday. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted so Mark helped me through the process. He sent me away to think about the particular view that was in my mind and he also spent time capturing images of the Campsies. We eventually got the location and I just trusted Mark to get to work. I didn’t know him, just knew I was able to trust him from the pictures on his various sites.

When I arrived and finally met him and was shown ‘My Campsies’ I was delighted. I had asked for warm pinks/purples and the final painting was exactly what I hoped for.

I would definitely recommend Mark and would ask for his help again. He seems warm and passionate about his work and I found that really great. His paintings all seem to be alive. Every time we look at 'My Campsies' there is something new to see. We love it!!!

Thanks Mark. A unique 80th birthday present which my mum was overwhelmed with."

 

- Lynda, Lenzie, Scotland

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"Mark, I cannot thank you enough! ‘Inveraray’ is my favorite place in Scotland and I now have a beautiful piece of art that I can look at to remind me of it! Your work is impeccable and the detail is absolutely amazing. You not only captured my favorite place but the feeling I have when there! I was overwhelmed when I first viewed it in person. Tremendous task for you and you nailed it! Bravo!!!"

 

- Trace Watkins, Texas, USA

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"Purchased a beautiful picture of the Campsies, and so pleased with it. We wanted a picture of somewhere we knew, and the colours are just beautiful. Mark did the frame too and it sets the picture off perfectly. Def recommend Mark's paintings he is very talented and my picture has finished off the room perfectly. I couldn’t be happier!"

 

- Sarah Denton, Bearsden, Scotland

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"Mark did a commission for me for my Dad’s 70th birthday, a beautiful painting of my late Grandfather. We are blown away by it and feel so proud that we have this unique painting now in the family forevermore. Mark was interested in my Grandad and asked questions about him, making the whole experience really enjoyable and personal. Mark is unbelievably gifted and I cannot wait to have something else painted by him!!"

- Tina Forrest, Milton of Campsie, Scotland

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"We commissioned Mark to paint a wintry scene of cottages in Leadhills where my Mum originally came from, it is a very dear place to me. Mark brought the painting to us yesterday, we are delighted with it, it is beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend him."

Isabell MacDonald, Glasgow, Scotland

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"I came across Mark's website recently, what a talented artist. Was so pleased that he was able to post some prints I bought to Australia. I've just collected them from the framer and can now look at a little piece of home every day."

 

- Irene Durant, Canberra, Australia

"We recently got three prints and are over the moon with them, great quality and fantastic service from Mark, would highly recommend to everyone!"

- Roz Holmes, Glasgow, Scotland

"I worked with Mark this summer to provide a visual arts programme for children of NHS keyworkers. Mark is incredibly organised. The 2 and 3 dimensional activities he designed were smart, accessible and fun. His teaching manner is professional, friendly and down to earth, the children and staff really engaged with him. The children developed good creative and artistic skills. At times Mark had to respond to change and challenging circumstances, he adapted his delivery and workshop content well ensuring everyone had the same quality of experience. I'd highly recommend this tutor for work with children and adults."
                                                               

                                                                 - Esmee Thompson-Smith, Heritage & Arts Team Leader, East Dunbartonshire Council, Scotland

"Mark is an extremely professional, charismatic and talented artist. His accomplished technical ability is matched with enthusiastic teaching skills. His friendly, natural, calm and engaging manner is ideal for supporting art students of any level. His systematic view and meticulous attention to detail help student to acquire solid background knowledge and built confidence rapidly. He is also very approachable and easy to communicate with, at all times. I could not recommend him more for anyone who wants a supportive, encouraging and effective drawing tutor."

- Anastasia, Glasgow, Scotland