Born in Scotland in 1967, Mark Wallace began his art career as a designer, graduating with a degree in design. He has more than 25 years experience in the commercial art world, working for a publisher in Africa, several small design agencies in the London area, and as a corporate designer for a large financial services company.
Beginning in his 40s he has explored and developed his art using touch screen apps which simulate actual media types, and have given him the freedom to work where and when he feels inspired. This has often included places such as trains and coffee shops.
From his seaside origins he has journeyed through his art to the coast, and beneath the ocean. Across the relatively untamed Africa of his childhood and the cityscapes of his working life. His love of science fiction has inspired many of his more abstract compositions.
He lives on the north coast of Scotland.