Mark received a 1st class (hons) in Fine Art (sculpture, and film theory) in the UK, and a Master of Fine Arts (sculpture, film, photography, sound, performance, and film history & film theory) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for which he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. On returning to the UK, he set up a business in video production, photography, exhibition design, and marketing & promotion, serving multinational corporations, government agencies, and Broadcast TV channels. Projects included education and training programmes, and the promotion of inward investment and tourism.
After having a severe stroke at 39 in 1996, Mark returned to his Fine Art as a way of exploring the altered subjective experience caused by his brain injury. Regularly supported by Arts Council England since 2004, Mark’s art has been exhibited in the UK, US, Canada and Germany.
Since 2015, he has been collaborating with neuroscientists and psychologists to investigate how exposure to the natural environment can have a positive affect on wellbeing and health, particularly for people who suffer from anxiety and stress, and those who are in environments where sensory monotony may be an issue.