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. He has worked internationally completing portraits for clients based in India, Malaysia, Russia and New York.
From an early age, Mark enjoyed drawing and painting as most children do and often made sketches of his friends and family for practice. After secondary school, he followed the natural progression and studied fine art (drawing and painting) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. During the final year, his self-portrait was successfully exhibited in the 1998 BP Portrait Awards and it was chosen to advertise the exhibition nationwide. This exposure/lucky break established his reputation for being a portrait painter and commissions started coming in. Since then he has completed a large number of portraits for a variety of private clients, large companies, and institutions, painted Bill Oddie for the BBC 1 Programme “Star Portraits with Rolf Harris” and won multiple awards including the much respected Ondaatjie award for portraiture. In 2016 he became a fully elected member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
First and foremost Mark prides himself on being a nice guy, 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.