Mark Perkins has spent a lifetime in the 'art-world'. A childhood spent drawing and making visual images in countless sketchbooks, and encouraged by his parents to further his enjoyment. Through the early 1960s Mark used an 8mm cine camera to create some very early comic films with Plasticene, much as was done decades later on the 'Big Screen'.
Upon leaving Art College in 1974, equipped with Membership of the Chartered Society of Designers, together with a Teaching Certificate from Leeds University, he began his career in Bournemouth at the town's largest Art & Design studio.
He was appointed Creative Director in 1976 and enjoyed nearly twenty years, producing designs for Advertising, Print-work and Exhibition stands.
In 1991 he finally left this work to take up his other love - teaching Art in secondary schools to students of 12 to 18 years of age.
Throughout this latter part he was able to indulge himself in producing illustrations and artwork, primarily in sketchbooks which he found perfect for showing his philosophy.
Ill-health brought his teaching career to a close, and by this point he had much to say about the world.
He felt unable to exhibit work so devoted his energies into producing copious sketchbooks which became, in essence, visual diaries.
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