AboutOn 1st October the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse, West Yorkshire is hosting a fantastic new exhibition featuring favourite artist Mark Sofilas.
The Yorkshire coastline and landscapes were the catalyst in providing the inspiration for Mark and his outstanding display of original art at The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse.
Born in 1961 in Western Australia Mark obtained his Diploma in Art before working in the publishing and editorial industries of Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. Mark's career of more than 20 years has created artwork for household names such as Coca Cola, Cadbury, Quantas and the Australian cricket board which forms a permanent collection in the White House library.
Mark took the opportunity to relocate to Leeds in 2008 with his British partner and their twin daughters. The move to Yorkshire was a giant step but Mark was immediately inspired by the clear subtle light of the North and the uncompromising resolute beauty surrounding Leeds, the North East coast and the wilds of the Borders.
Professional artist, Mark works from his studio in Leeds working in oil on canvas and wood displaying his trademark of rich earthy elemental colours and eccentric use of perspective. As an exhibiting member of the Leeds Fine Artists in 2011 he makes his debut at the Affordable Art Fair in London and has a major exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery Brighouse in the heart of Yorkshire.
What does Mark think of his relocation to England?
âThe beers are pretty good! That's always a good starting point. But also there is a very different light here, as opposed to Australia...definitely the light is one of the great attributes, especially to an artist. The Yorkshire landscape I find very inspiring, especially seascapes and it is so rich in history, you can feel the ages of these places, and it's something that I try to get into my work..............