In awe of the work of London-based artist Mark Powell.Â He attended Huddersfield University studying Fine Art Drawing and Painting.Â He uses old envelopes, postcards, newspapers, maps and other ephemera as a canvas and utilizes a biro pen to apply his art.Â Here are some FAQs from his website regarding the artist: Â
How do you choose a particular drawing?
â€œEach face I choose to draw has to have character and a suggestion of a history to tell. That way the viewer can create any narrative of a life that may have been lived. The same applies to the postcards or documents etc, neither the face or document have a connection beyond the fact both have an aesthetic quality of a history.â€
Any advice on becoming an artist?
â€œThere is no formula for this. I worked so many jobs and lived in so many houses but the only constant was my creating. Then one day someone noticed and i became an full time artist. But you dont need to do it full time to be an artist!â€
You can follow the artist and see more of his work here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Mark Powell.
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