Mark Rochester trained at Central School of Art and since graduating has worked for over 30 years as a leading textile designer. His work is used for home furnishing and wallpapers by quality UK and US-based companies such as Colefax & Fowler, GP & J Baker, Brunschwig & Fils (New York), Osborne & Little and Sanderson.

Mark has always sketched and painted, but in recent years, his return to his native North Devon has rekindled his interest in working from nature which has fuelled his passion for working 'en plein air' in some of Devon's most breathtaking scenery.

Mark says:   "I am privileged to live right on the North Devon coast, with stunning views of the sea directly from my home and studio.  Whenever I can, and other commissioned design work allows, I try to get out there and really experience what I am painting at first-hand. My work consequently has a freshness and immediacy that I hope will be compelling."

A short film of Mark out painting, by FourFeet Films:-

Unrelated to Marks work but a recommended chilling film of the local folk festival , The hunting of the Earl of Rone. An annual pagan ceremony held in Combe Martin. Filmed by Four Feet Films on Vimeo