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Mark Grieves [Biography]

Mark Grieves

Newcastle upon Tyne born, Mark admits he would struggle to find work other than painting. He says If I hadnt have had a talent for painting and drawing I would dread to think what I would have ended up doing as a career. The beauty of creating images that normally wouldnt exist in real life is what art means to me. Whenever I see photorealistic paintings it fills me with sadness.

His method of working is different from the traditional approach. Normally artist would work from light to dark but he finds it natural to work in reverse from dark to light. Working exclusively in oils, he always starts with a completely black canvas and add highlights until he finds the balance in contrast. He works hard at composition and at the geometry emphasising light and shadow. He also likes titles to give clues: there is always a strong sense of narrative.

Every original painting is time consuming and can take several weeks to complete.

Marks hugely successful musical series was a complete sell-out with his former publishers and his originals and limited editions often sold within a few days of issue. Due to the painstaking attention to detail, original paintings are in short supply leading to a high demand.

Continuing on that theme after a break of 5 years, Mark has joined Buckingham Fine Art who have added a new dimension to the new 'Ebony and Ivory' releases by offering not only canvas, but 3D high gloss editions. Says Ray Loud, Buckinghams director: "It occurred to us that the obvious move for Mark was a resined edition which, with its high lacquer finish, gave a new dimension to his work. Not only that, but by using black and white lacquered frames the whole piano look fused beautifully with the artwork".

#01 Higher Love

Mixed Media

'Our Love Song'

High Gloss Giclee print with 3D Resined elements

A Rose From You Butterfly

Mixed Media on Board

Duo

High Gloss Giclee print with 3D Resined elements

Eternal Love~

Pastel on paper

Eternity

3D Resined Giclée on Paper

Fabulous

High Gloss Giclee print with 3D Resined elements

Forever

3D Resined Giclée on Paper

Higher Love~

Mixed Media on Board

Let's Chill~

Pastel on paper

Love Lifts Us Up - 3D Gloss

Resined Giclée on Paper

Love Lifts Us Up - Paper

Giclée on Paper

Rock 'N' Roll - 3D High Gloss

3D Resined Giclée on Paper

Sound Of Music

Mixed Media on Board

The Sound of Music - 3D High Gloss

3D Resined Giclée on Paper

We Are Family - 3D High Gloss

3D Resined Giclée on Paper

You'll Never Walk Alone

High Gloss Giclee print with 3D Resined elements

Above Us Only Sky

Mixed Media on Board

Blaydon Races

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Bliss~ Biro drawing

Mixed Media on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Remeberance ~

Other on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sonatas ~

Other on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Last Dance~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

We Are Family

Oil on Board

Mark Grieves

Newcastle upon Tyne born, Mark admits he would struggle to find work other than painting. He says If I hadnt have had a talent for painting and drawing I would dread to think what I would have ended up doing as a career. The beauty of creating images that normally wouldnt exist in real life is what art means to me. Whenever I see photorealistic paintings it fills me with sadness.

His method of working is different from the traditional approach. Normally artist would work from light to dark but he finds it natural to work in reverse from dark to light. Working exclusively in oils, he always starts with a completely black canvas and add highlights until he finds the balance in contrast. He works hard at composition and at the geometry emphasising light and shadow. He also likes titles to give clues: there is always a strong sense of narrative.

Every original painting is time consuming and can take several weeks to complete.

Marks hugely successful musical series was a complete sell-out with his former publishers and his originals and limited editions often sold within a few days of issue. Due to the painstaking attention to detail, original paintings are in short supply leading to a high demand.

Continuing on that theme after a break of 5 years, Mark has joined Buckingham Fine Art who have added a new dimension to the new 'Ebony and Ivory' releases by offering not only canvas, but 3D high gloss editions. Says Ray Loud, Buckinghams director: "It occurred to us that the obvious move for Mark was a resined edition which, with its high lacquer finish, gave a new dimension to his work. Not only that, but by using black and white lacquered frames the whole piano look fused beautifully with the artwork".

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