Mark Dunford studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, from 1982-1987, where he was taught by Euan Uglow, and Patrick George, continuing a preoccupation for painting appearances through William Coldstream’s advocacy. His awards include the Robert Ross Scholarship from the Slade and the Richard Ford Award from the Royal Academy of Arts and the Young Artists’ Award from the Royal Institute of Painters in watercolour.
Mark Dunford is an elected member of The London Group, and he exhibits regularly, in the UK and internationally. He lives and works in Cornwall and has taught painting and drawing since 1988 and is currently a Programme Team Leader for Art & Design.
Mark Dunford is a painter who works directly from his subject, using extreme drawing methods and charged emotional colour. Mark constantly refers to a wide range of art, including the work of Cézanne, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, Constable, Chardin and Seurat and many others.