Mark Roscoe is a British artist and portrait painter, best known for his traditional portraits of business leaders and heads of colleges in London, Oxford and Cambridge. Perhaps because of his background in fine art (which among other things, teaches aesthetics and the history of art) Mark has also found popularity with the most discerning private clients from the UK, Malaysia, India and Russia.
Mark started drawing and painting at an early age, like most children do, but unlike most children he never considered a career doing anything else. He followed the natural progression after High School and went on to study fine art (drawing and painting) at Duncan of Jordanstone College where he graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree. During his final year a self portrait he created was exhibited in BP Portrait Award exhibition in London and it was also used to advertise the competition nationwide. This exposure established his reputation for being a portrait painter and commissions started coming in. Since then he has successfully completed over 200 portraits for a variety of private clients, large companies and institutions, won a number of awards including the much respected Ondaatjie Award for portraiture, and in 2016 became a fully elected member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He currently divides his time between his art and portrait commissions.
Mark has been involved with various charity groups donating work at auction for the British Red Cross and Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. He is always looking for opportunities so if you have any suggestions please get in touch.
First and foremost Mark prides himself on being easy to work with, hard working and honest. He looks for the good in people not just with portraits but in life. He is always trying to improve and develop his work with the hope that each new painting is better than the last.