mark Sermon

As an artist Mark Sermon’s interest is in how texture can evoke a sense of place. He asks “If we can connect [to a scene] through texture,  is there a deeper level of experience beyond that which is associated with the traditional processes of painting?”.   His emphasis on texture comes from being fascinated by how surface structure effects light and form. And how texture can be used to create detail.   Building texture into his work is his way to make the viewer feel they want to reach touch the painting. To add to the experience of the painting beyond viewing it.   In many ways he paints to experiment. To push the possibilities of what acrylic paint and mediums can do. And as such, a good proportion of time spent painting is on creating different textures.   Mark graduated with a BA(hons) degree from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1993. Then spent the next 20 plus years working for advertising agencies as an art director. He now lives and works in the Scottish Borders.  Exhibiting through galleries, art fairs and private events.

As an artist Mark Sermon’s interest is in how texture can evoke a sense of place. He asks “If we can connect [to a scene] through texture,  is there a deeper level of experience beyond that which is associated with the traditional processes of painting?”.   His emphasis on texture comes from being fascinated by how surface structure effects light and form. And how texture can be used to create detail.   Building texture into his work is his way to make the viewer feel they want to reach touch the painting. To add to the experience of the painting beyond viewing it.   In many ways he paints to experiment. To push the possibilities of what acrylic paint and mediums can do. And as such, a good proportion of time spent painting is on creating different textures.   Mark graduated with a BA(hons) degree from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1993. Then spent the next 20 plus years working for advertising agencies as an art director. He now lives and works in the Scottish Borders.  Exhibiting through galleries, art fairs and private events.

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