About the Artist
Mark Kingston is one of Australia’s most talented realist oil painters. His attention to detail, exquisite painting technique and love of colour has made his work popular with art collectors and the general public. With over 40 successful group and solo shows across Australia, Mark has an expert knowledge of the fine art market and has developed excellent relationships with clients, as evident on his testimonials page. His paintings have been recognised by such corporate collections as the Roche Group who has invested in several paintings.
Marks works showcase the beauty of lush landscapes, sweeping skies and beautiful beaches, capturing the atmospheric nature of sunsets and cloudscapes. Other works capture the intricate folds and soft textures of stunning flowers. His realistic technique allows you to marvel at the details which bring his paintings to life.
Mark’s work has been featured in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘The Sun Herald’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’ newspapers. His work has repeatedly been showcased on the cover of and as a feature article in the ‘Australian Artist Magazine’ . He has also had articles written about his work in ‘Belle Magazine’, ‘Australian Road Rider Magazine’, ‘Peninsula Magazine’ and ’24 Hours Magazine’.
Mark has been chosen as a finalist in an impressive list of prestigious art prizes, including the Mortimer Art Prize ( 2010, 2009), Hills Grammar Art Award (2008) and the ANL Maritime Art Prize (2005). In 2001 he was chosen as one of the ten finalists to be exhibited on the Museum of Contemporary Arts online gallery as part of the ‘Noise Festival’.
Mark was born in Sydney and studied art in both Australia and the USA. He started his studies at Sydney University completing a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1999. He was then offered a chance to work with a successful US based Realist Artist James Gucwa. James exhibited in blue chip galleries in New York and California. In 2004 Mark went on to complete a Master of Art degree at the University of New South Wales.