Date: Oct 27 – Nov 9Space: Small Gallery
Creative Arts napier are pleased to introduce artist Mark Haydock for his exhibition ‘An Introduction’ this October in our Small Gallery.
Mark is inspired by the emotional connections that paintings can make, striving to engage with the imagination when producing his work. Specialising in paintings that are whimsical and moody, that reflect the drama of a scene. His objective in most pieces of work is to connect with the viewer through visual storytelling, he wants the viewer to be able to see a story and find a meaning within his paintings.
Inspired by several art movements including realism, symbolism and the secession movement, impressionism and art nouveau, all of which have been important in his creative development.
“A picture can have several meanings, and that experience can be different or similar for everyone. I like to include within my work pattern and floral elements. I am also very interested in how humans engage with their environment, so I tend to paint the human figure engaging with the environment they are in. As a young man I took plenty of inspiration from the draftsman ship of the renaissance painters. I work best with mediums such as charcoal and graphite, black ink and oil-based paint. I am always excited and interested in trying new mediums as part of my artistic growth.” Mark Haydock
Join Mark and the CAN team on opening night, Friday 27th October at 5pm : All welcome & light refreshments provided