Antique Dark Oak Finish
Antique Dark Oak Finish

Antique Dark Oak Finish

Antique Dark Oak Finish.

Here we used a lighter brown to compliment the onions, with a dark oak colour, distressed slightly.

Other colours and moulding shapes can be used for this effect.

Here is the finished piece.

Antique Dark Oak Finish

Antique Dark Oak Finish

Mark Fennell studied graphic design and advertising at Amersham School of Art before commencing a career as an art director, working for advertising agencies in and around London and Birmingham.

A self taught painter, he started painting in 2001 and was elected member or The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He has exhibited work with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries in London and exhibits regularly at the RBSA in Birmingham.

He works predominantly in oils, specialising in portrait and figurative work, commissions to date include Antony Worrall Thompson, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and musician John Otway.

Over the last year Mark is developing his skills as a plein air painter, painting landscapes outdoors from direct observation as well as learning how to draw and paint digitally on an ipad.

AWARDS

  • Portrait of Sir Walter. J. Wallis, Patchings 2013 highly commended.
  • Portrait ‘Len’ awarded The Artists and Illustrators West Design prize 2012.
  • Portrait of musician John Otway exhibited at The Birmingham Royal Society Of Artists 2006 prize exhibition.
    Awarded Highly Commended.(2006)
  • Portrait ‘Angelo’ exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists open all media exhibition.
    Winner of the Leo Honigsberger prize.(2006)
  • Portrait ‘Len’ exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists open all media exhibition.
    Awarded Highly Commended.(2005)

COMMISSIONS

  • Portrait of John Hood Lord Mayor of Birmingham.(2008)
  • Portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson.(2005)
  • Portrait of John Otway.(2006)

OTHER

  • Self portrait shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited
    at The Mall Galleries, London.(2005)
  • Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’, portrait chosen by Antony Worrall Thompson as his favourite.(2005)
For more information you can go to Mark’s website at http://markfennell.co.uk/

For more information and see more of Mark’s work, please see his Featured Artist page.