Mark Lippett

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Mark Lippett's work explores themes of abandonment and dereliction within the urban landscape.  Burnt wood, rusted metal, broken windows and collapsed roofing are all signs of the movement of time evoking feelings of sadness, nostalgia and also beauty.  These derelict spaces remind us of our own fragility and the debris and abandoned objects show evidence of human existence. 

Mark studied fine art at Cumbria College of Art and Design and painting at Wolverhampton University.  Following his studies he exhibited as part of various art collectives as well as featuring in a number of art competitions.  Since 2006 Mark has focused on developing his own work and has held a number of solo exhibitions.
 
Working mostly in painting and drawing, Mark aims to capture the atmosphere of these places whilst also exploring mark making and texture during the creative process.  People may recognise landmarks or particular buildings within the work but the themes are universal and can be understood by anyone.
 
Mark has visited various locations across the West Midlands documenting the environment through photography and then working on the images back at his studio.  He has accumulated hundreds of pictures which are then used to create compositions for drawings and paintings. 
 
Awards
 
2010 highlyCommended
Shire Hall Open Art Exhibition
 
2005 First prize
Shire Hall Open Art Exhibition
 
2004 Second prize
Shire Hall Open Art Exhibition
 
2003 'Public's Favourite'
Shire Hall Open Art Exhibition

 
By the Tracks
By the Tracks
92 x 31 cm
Original Acrylic on Panel
Aftermath
Aftermath
36 x 48 cm
Original Graphite on Paper
Ancient Trees No 4 (SOLD)
Ancient Trees No 4 (SOLD)
92 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Board
Ancient Trees
Ancient Trees
38 x 51 cm
Original Graphite on Paper
The Hidden Tree
The Hidden Tree
45 x 64 cm
Original Graphite on Paper
Upon The Hill
Upon The Hill
53 x 39 cm
Original Graphite on Paper
Three Trees
Three Trees
38 x 55 cm
Original Graphite on Paper
The Clearing (SOLD)
The Clearing (SOLD)
61 x 47 cm
Acrylic on Board
Stillness (SOLD)
Stillness (SOLD)
76 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Board
Meeting Point (SOLD)
Meeting Point (SOLD)
61 x 46 cm
Acrylic on Board
Away from the Path (SOLD)
Away from the Path (SOLD)
92 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Board
City Flats Druids Heath (Sold)
City Flats Druids Heath (Sold)
61 x 47 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Wardell's Garage
Wardell's Garage
47 x 61 cm
Acrylic on Panel
Furnace Lane Newtown 1968
Furnace Lane Newtown 1968
61 x 47 cm
Acrylic on Panel