Mark was active in the disability movement and had Asperger’s Syndrome which is a form of high functioning autism.
Mark worked with oil on canvas, drawing and photography.
Born in the Kensington and Chelsea area of London to a Brazilian Father and English Mother,He attended a Rudolph Steiner School outside Aberdeen, Scotland. Following a period of travel in Europe and North Africa, he went on to complete a media studies degree at Middlesex University. He had a placement in the BBC Television Centre Film & Manuscript archives, London, in 1990 and then moved to the BBC Centre, Wales.
Mark always had a keen interest in the visual arts and was producing his own paintings on a part time basis. He decided to commit his time fully to this aspect of his life.
For some years Marks apartment doubled as his studio, but in 2005 he acquired a dedicated studio space in Cardiff with the help of a Arts Council of Wales grant. Since then he has exhibited my on many occasions throughout the UK, London and Europe.
DAC and Mark have had a close working partnership for many years and it is with great sadness that this talented artist lost his life prematurely in May 2014. Mark will be greatly missed