Mark Sofilas was born in Western Australia in 1961.
After obtaining his diploma in graphic design (specialising in illustration), Mark began his professional career in 1981 as a freelance artist. He has worked in the advertising, publishing and editorial industries in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, having worked as an illustrator / artist for over 20 years, Mark relocated to the UK in 2008
Mark’s paintings are inspired by the idiosyncrasies of the northern English & Scottish countryside, bringing to his work the perspective of someone who originates from a very different landscape. Mark works primarily in oils and enjoys exploring textures, colour and the intrinsic geometry of the natural world. His use of colour is bold, direct and challenges the viewer to consider familiar landscape in a very different way.