Mark was born in Penzance, Cornwall. It is a county that has a rich history in art and played an important influence in Mark's development as an artist. He gained invaluable experience working with prominent artists working in St Ives before studying Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough University. Upon graduating, Mark won The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Grant to study bronze casting at Le Blanc Fine Art. The experience gained during this apprenticeship enabled Mark to become a bronze sculptor in his own right culminating in a variety of commission work as well as exhibiting extensively across the UK and abroad.
His work stems from a fascination with ancient cultures, mythology and nature. He states "Bronze is my preferred medium due to its tactile qualities and its aura of permanence. It encompasses thousands of years of art history and is a technique that has changed very little to this day, something very rare in our ever changing society"