Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.
He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway.
His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters and The Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall galleries London.
Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018.
As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape.
Marks is a regular contributor and featured in the following publications - The Artist, Artist and Illustrators and SAA Paint magazine.
Selected for 2021 TALP Open Exhibition, winner of the Clairefontaine Award.
Awarded The Oxford Art Society 2021 members exhibition Honorary Members Prize for ‘Paint splattered apron’.
Awarded The Winsor and Newton painting prize for his self portrait - The diagnosis at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2020.
Selected for The Artist and leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018.
Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize, peoples choice award 2012 for his portrait of 2nd world war veteran Len Nixey.
Self portrait shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005.
Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite.