Mark Duffin was born and raised in 1960’s rural England. He is a freelance artist and illustrator who has worked across various creative fields. After studying graphic design and illustration at college he embarked on a career in the commercial world working freelance for design consultancies, advertising agencies and publishing companies in the UK and overseas. However, as a versatile artist, he has produced artwork outside of the restrictions and deadlines of the corporate arena. Duffin branched from his digital design work through to creating more personal fine art pieces in oils and acrylics. It is his striking, private paintings of recent times using traditional media that are some of his most inspiring works. Nature is a key theme in the beautiful paintings he produces today. With a keen eye for detail and expressive use of colour Duffin’s artwork showcases the serenity and mystery of nature. However, his vibrant pieces go far beyond simply representing picturesque scenery, instead they display an intense and almost magical realm. His vivid creations draw the viewer in to an enchanting world, evoking a sense of calm and transporting our minds to a peaceful, spirited time and place.