Mark Pearson

Mark is a figurative painter who specialises in the urban landscape. He has worked professionally for 35 years, showing his work in numerous exhibitions and with continual gallery representation since the 1990. For over 10 years he has concentrated on painting images of London and in particular Peckham, portraying the people, places, and the massive changes that continue to affect those who live and work here.

Mark’s ideas start from simple observations he makes walking through the streets; he records his ideas in small sketches and with photographs, sometimes starting the painting on site, or more often working in the studio. He also works on recycled cardboard, which is first treated with a resin stabiliser and then the architecture or urban landscape is drawn in with precision before paint is applied. A selection of paintings on recycled materials will feature in the Copeland Gallery Sustainable Art mixed group show.