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
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.
"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
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