Mark Sutherland ASGFA


I am a South African born British Artist based in the United Kingdom. I relocated to the South East of England in 2005, after my graduate exhibition at the University of South Africa (UNISA). I live and work in Folkestone where I have a studio in the Creative Quarter.


Since the late 1990s I have been creating nudes and portraiture done traditionally in oil, as well as sensitive, bold and atmospheric drawings done in a wide variety of media. Drawing lies at the heart of my artistic practice and I work from a live model at every possible opportunity.


I also create sculptures in wood, metal and felt. Many of my human-scale sculptures are informed by the human body, stilted, distopian communication, and human-mechanical interfaces. Other media and processes used include electronics and programming, recycled materials, storm-fallen trees and an array of axes, adzes and other traditional tools.


I enjoy experimenting with media, materials and process, while always striving for a stable, professional end product.


2017 was the 6th consecutive year that I've had work selected for the prestigious Royal Society of British Artists' annual exhibitions. I have also had work shown at the annual exhibitions of the New English Arts Club, and in 2016 showed for the first time with the Pastel Society. In 2016 I was elected Associate of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. I have exhibited in many group exhibitions in South Africa and, more recently, in East Kent and London.


Feedback is welcome and I am available for commissions. Contact me to discuss your project.