Mark Beresford came to painting later in life after a career in logistics. However, his passion for art spurred him to begin painting part-time firstly in watercolours. However, it was with the discovery of oils that his practice cam to life - providing the perfect medium to capture the mood and atmosphere of his sea, land and city subjects.
Living on the outskirts of Sh...effield Mark gains inspiration from the city itself, reflecting upon the canvas childhood memories of the weather and the hustle and bustle on the market streets. Further inspiration is drawn from the neighbouring rugged landscape and changing skies of the Peak District.
His great escape, the Isles of Scilly, provides another source of inspiration. His paintings reflects the white sands, blue seas and sheer tranquility of the beautiful Isles, images of which are produced following endless hours of watching rather than study.