Mark Fennell RBSA

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Richard Benson QC, Oil on canvas


I’m happy to paint from life or photographs but in most cases I tend to work with a mixture of both to reduce sitting times.

Initially I would start a commission with a sitting in my studio or in your home. This first sitting is relaxed and informal and gives me the opportunity to get good insight into the character of the sitter while i paint them.

For the next stage i would take numerous photographs of the sitter in the comfort of their own surroundings to use as reference to work with on the final painting.

All commissions are priced individually and will depend on the size, subject and details such as the location and setting.

After the portrait is finished i can offer a bespoke framing service.

“I have just been back at mums for a couple of days which gave me the chance to see the portrait in real life. Wow. It’s absolutely brilliant. I was lost for words when I looked at it. You have captured her depth of personality in such an incredible way, it couldn’t be more perfect.”
Elliott Sawford

“We commissioned two paintings from Mark after seeing his portrait of Annie in a local exhibition. The quality of his work is superb and it is easy to see why he has been exhibited more widely. He is professional to work with, an excellent communicator, and the portrait sitting was lots of fun.”
Ian Hagues

“Mark’s portrait of my husband Peter beautifully captures his inner self as well as his outer being.
We are privileged to have the portrait in our home.”
Marcia Davis

“I have admired Mark’s work for years – I love how true to life his paintings are, and yet they are not photographic facsimiles as you can see all his brush strokes and craft. We just love the portrait of our daughter, Annie. Mark is so well known for his portraits of older people but I think he’s done an equally wonderful job with her. He’s caught her in a moment of quiet reflection, with every curve just right, and yet it couldn’t be less like a photograph. It’s non-chocolate box, and all the more beautiful for it.”
Katherine Sutcliffe

“What a pleasure it has been to commission Mark to portrait the late legendary Sid Russell a star of stage and screen (together with my husband, Dr Roland W. Muldoon). Sid had over 3 million hits on YouTube and deserved to be painted by Mark a great artist and according to my husband – a joy to work with !”
Claire Muldoon

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07984 545694
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