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About the artist: Here you will find a collection of paintings by the British artist Mark Briscoe, renowned for his chinoiserie decorated furniture, Classical Indian paintings, and his more recent expressionist works in Tempera and oil.

Mark uses egg tempera emulsified with oil that makes a fantastic art medium not only for impressionist landscape paintings, but also for wildlife art, impressionist flower paintings, floral compositions, and animal studies.

Personal Statement

"I am a full time artist originally from the U.K. I moved out to Spain a few years ago to escape the well known English weather. For many years I have worked in the field of Chinoiserie furniture decoration (furniture decorated in the Chinese manner) restoration of antique lacquer and Indian paintings. In more recent years I have been concentrating on fine art compositions on panels using a combination of oil and egg tempera.

Tempera - when combined with oils - is a wonderful and durable paint medium, and through exhaustive studio experimentation I have found it to be the most versatile and enjoyable of mediums. I am very much of the school of thought as was Tom Keating that most of the old masters (including many 19th century masters) used egg tempera/oil emulsions in their paintings a lot more than is given credit for.

The color pigments which I buy from L. Cornelissen in London are of the finest grade and completely light-fast/ permanent: They will not fade. My works are mostly landscapes, botanical studies, portraits and still life compositions. some quite traditional like a vase of flowers painting, a dramatic landscape, a classic portrait, or a still life with fruit, and some others are a little more surreal.

In many of my paintings I use a fairly bold quivering line that reminds us of the works of Van Gogh although my technique is fundamentally different to his.

Among my favorite well known artists are Peter Paul Rubens, François Boucher, J.M.W. Turner, and Claude Lorrain. More recent artists include: Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso.

There is a lot more than just impressionist landscapes on display here. I would not like to categorize exactly the style in which I paint. Some may liken it to the fauvists or fauvism, others to the expressionists or expressionism, anyway whether expressionist, fauvist, modernist, post-impressionist, or surrealist, it is usually difficult to categorize ones paintings specifically. the main object I set out to achieve is to create a work that is esthetically pleasing and elevating. It should have an instant impact on the viewer. I use light glazes in oil to give emphasis to the impasto brush strokes, this gives each work an appearance of movement and animation."

White Daffodils, 24 x 20

Torrential, 24 x 20

Landscape with Dog, 24 x 20