Artists

Mark Hodgkinson [Biography]

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark is a mixed media artist based in Nottingham, UK. He was born in 1966 in Aden and then lived in Germany for a couple of years before his family returned to the UK.
Mark’s creativity emerged in early childhood, drawing and painting at an early age. Having struggled with reading at school, Mark found Art was a subject he could really excel in.
He went on to study Graphic Design at Art college in Leicester, which lead to a career as a freelance graphic designer, working for design agencies in the Midlands and London. Eventually, he started an award -winning creative agency.
After a successful career, he decided to return to his original creative passion of pencil drawing and also experimented with various painting techniques. Although Mark had a leaning towards detailed pencil drawing, he now prefers a more spontaneous expressive mixed media style, rich in colour and contrast.
His paintings are built up of hundreds of digital layers to create the base image for his piece. He then prints onto canvas and over-paints with metallic and gold leaf, and adding a top coat of high gloss glitter resin to make the colours ‘pop’ and sparkle.
Mark’s current collection focusses on icons and explores the powerful feelings of nostalgia they often evoke within us. Many of these icons inspire and enrich our lives in so many ways through their art. However, fame can come at a price for some. The sadness behind the mask of fame is often depicted by golden tear drops in many of the pieces.
Mark’s ultimate ambition was to exhibit his work in galleries across the UK. After many years of working towards this, he is finally realising his dream.

Art 2 - D2

Mixed Media on Canvas

Audrey's Eyes

Mixed Media on Canvas

Blue Eyes

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bombshell

Mixed Media on Canvas

Breathe

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bruce Springsteen

Mixed Media on Canvas

Call Me

Mixed Media on Canvas

Catwalk Queen

Mixed Media on Canvas

Debonair

Mixed Media on Canvas

Doggystyle

Mixed Media on Canvas

Dorothy

Mixed Media on Canvas

Free

Mixed Media on Canvas

Heisenberg

Mixed Media on Canvas

Her Majesty

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hopeless Romantic

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hypnotic

Mixed Media on Canvas

Iron Mike

Mixed Media on Canvas

Just Like That

Mixed Media on Canvas

Keith Richards

Mixed Media on Canvas

Kiss

Mixed Media on Canvas

Kylie

Mixed Media on Canvas

Lennon

Mixed Media on Canvas

Love Goddess

Mixed Media on Canvas

Manchester Made

Mixed Media on Canvas

Mr Grimsdale

Mixed Media on Canvas

Nightclubbing

Mixed Media on Canvas

Only Fools

Mixed Media on Canvas

Our Queen

Mixed Media on Canvas

Paul Newman

Mixed Media on Canvas

Poker Face

Mixed Media on Canvas

Princess

Mixed Media on Canvas

Psychedelic Lobster

Mixed Media on Canvas

Psycho - Hitchcock

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pulp

Mixed Media on Canvas

Queen Bey

Mixed Media on Canvas

Ray Of Light

Mixed Media on Canvas

Rebel

Mixed Media on Canvas

Rhapsody

Mixed Media on Canvas

Satisfaction

Mixed Media on Canvas

Shaken Not Stirred

Mixed Media on Canvas

Slapstick

Mixed Media on Canvas

Summer Nights

Mixed Media on Canvas

Taxi Driver

Mixed Media on Canvas

Teen Spirit

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Original Bond

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Wild One

Mixed Media on Canvas

Touch Me

Mixed Media on Canvas

Tramp

Mixed Media on Canvas

Underground

Mixed Media on Canvas

Vendetta

Mixed Media on Canvas

Victory

Mixed Media on Canvas

Amy

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bad

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bob

Mixed Media on Canvas

God Created Woman

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jimi

Mixed Media on Canvas

Like It Hot

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Relativity

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Roman Holiday

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Star Man

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Fab Four

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Genius

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Tomato Soup

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Vulcan Energy

Mixed Media on Canvas

Mark Hodgkinson

Mark is a mixed media artist based in Nottingham, UK. He was born in 1966 in Aden and then lived in Germany for a couple of years before his family returned to the UK.
Mark’s creativity emerged in early childhood, drawing and painting at an early age. Having struggled with reading at school, Mark found Art was a subject he could really excel in.
He went on to study Graphic Design at Art college in Leicester, which lead to a career as a freelance graphic designer, working for design agencies in the Midlands and London. Eventually, he started an award -winning creative agency.
After a successful career, he decided to return to his original creative passion of pencil drawing and also experimented with various painting techniques. Although Mark had a leaning towards detailed pencil drawing, he now prefers a more spontaneous expressive mixed media style, rich in colour and contrast.
His paintings are built up of hundreds of digital layers to create the base image for his piece. He then prints onto canvas and over-paints with metallic and gold leaf, and adding a top coat of high gloss glitter resin to make the colours ‘pop’ and sparkle.
Mark’s current collection focusses on icons and explores the powerful feelings of nostalgia they often evoke within us. Many of these icons inspire and enrich our lives in so many ways through their art. However, fame can come at a price for some. The sadness behind the mask of fame is often depicted by golden tear drops in many of the pieces.
Mark’s ultimate ambition was to exhibit his work in galleries across the UK. After many years of working towards this, he is finally realising his dream.

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