Mark Stopforth

Elements: air water

Over the last twenty years Mark's work has been devoted to those landscapes that are associated with the untamed and wild landscapes found in the Moors, Fens, Fells and Estuaries of Britain.

 

He has carried the impressions of the sublime in the landscape that were left on him as a child growing up in the Fens of East Anglia -impressions that are still relevant to his work today.  It is this sense of the liminal landscape that persists - a line between two worlds, given its focal point in the horizon. It is also something he keenly feels and anticipates when the first marks of charcoal, pencil or paint are made on the paper, that he is breaking into another plane or perceptual depth, this "liminal" space which is so important to the work.

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