Mark Nicholas Edward is an award winning professional artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh,Scotland. Born in Inverness, his father’s career led to Mark’s growing up in Singapore, and later Belgium. These early experiences were key in the developments of his interests and practice in drawing and painting, and he greatly values the rich and varied adventures he was blessed with in his youth.
Mark suffered several complex health problems in his late teens but, after several years of recovery, was able to complete a folio building course at Aberdeen college, and with this body of work was accepted to the renowned Edinburgh College of Art. Specialising in drawing and painting, Mark developed his interests in geometry, natural history and organic forms, expressed through experimentation with materials and method.
Since graduating, Mark has shown work in galleries and major shows across the UK and Europe and had work purchased across the globe, including for display in NHS hospitals in Scotland. He is well known for his signature koi carp paintings, and also works in illustration, photography, astrophotography, papercuts, digital collage and watercolour.