In awe of the work of London-based artist Mark Powell. He attended Huddersfield University studying Fine Art Drawing and Painting. He uses old envelopes, postcards, newspapers, maps and other ephemera as a canvas and utilizes a biro pen to apply his art. Here are some FAQs from his website regarding the artist:
How do you choose a particular drawing?
“Each 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.”
Any advice on becoming an artist?
“There 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!”
You can follow the artist and see more of his work here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Mark Powell.