"Iam trying to achieve spontaneity and looseness combined with a sense of realism. I paint very quickly whilst standing using gestural brush strokes. Critique is most welcome as whilst praise makes you feel good, critique makes you better."........................................................... Mark Buck, studied for a degree in illustration at Bower Ashton Art College in Bristol. He has illustrated for magazines, newspapers, books, advertising hoardings and played guitar at the Jazz Cafe in London, on occasion with Bo Diddley. These days Mark lives in a small village near Petworth. He likes to travel, always with a sketchbook and camera and the result is a growing series of watercolour paintings. Watercolours are mainly painted en plein air always on St Cuthbert’s Millford 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper or in my Moleskine sketchbooks. 2016, Landscape exhibition at: Kevis House Gallery, Petworth. 2016, Comissioned by National trust Petworth House to paint a landscape of Petworth House and Park 2017, Short-listed for the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries show. 2017, Short-listed for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017. 2018 The Artist and Leisure Painter TALP, 2 paintings in Artist gallery. 2018 long listed on Jacksons Open Art Competition. 2018 Pre-selected for Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at Mall Galleries. 2018 Signed up by Seaview Art Gallery on Isle of Wight. 2019 Selected for exhibition at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, London. 2019 3 works Selected for exhibition at Oriel Brondanw Open Exhibition, Plas Brondanw, Wales 2019 The Artist and Leisure Painter TALP Open Art Exhibition, 1 painting in Artist gallery. 2020 The Artist and Leisure Painter TALP Open Art Exhibition, 2 paintings in Artist Gallery. Winner £1700 The Artist Exhibition Award. Winner £250 Colart /Winsor & Newton Awards.