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MARK THOMPSON

MASTER ARTIST

Mastrius Artist Mentor

This artist is mentoring at Mastrius. Visit our how it works page for membership details.

Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Watercolor Paint | Charcoal
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

Born in the Fenlands of Eastern England (1972), Mark went on to study painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.

His early memories of the land informed his studies, and he continues to explore the inextricable link between landscape and memory in his current body of work.

After completing his degree in 1997, he won first the Duveen and then the Rootstein Hopkins travel scholarships, which took him to Iceland, Norway and Finland.

Mark’s experiences in these harsh Nordic landscapes inspired his first solo exhibition at the Proud Galleries in London (1999). 

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

Mark’s EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Generalist

Technical:

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Colour and Composition

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Studio Setup for Art Production

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Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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Painting best practices from choice of substrate, to paint making, to the archival preservation of work

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Providing Art Critiques

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Teaching How to Self Critique

MARKETING & BRANDING:

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Website Design

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Artist Statement & CV

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Social Media

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Shows and Exhibits

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Marketing and Branding

Business:

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Pricing Artwork

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Approaching Galleries

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Selling Online

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Running your art business the day-to-day

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Studio Time Management

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Products, Prints, & Reproductions

Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.
~ Deb, Emerging Artist

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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

Since that first show, Mark has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Gilchrist Fisher Landscape Painting Award and the Villiers David Award. Mark’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and America – notably with solo shows at the M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art in Lithuania, the Hordaland International Art Gallery in Norway, and the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, USA.

His work is represented in public and private collections, including the Government Art Collection of Great Britain and Microsoft collections.

In December 2019 he participated in the Pouch Cove Foundation residency, an experience that he cites as changing the course of his life. Mark now lives and works in Newfoundland, and has upcoming exhibitions in Germany and Norway.

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