Mark Johnston was born in Stockton on Tees in 1974. He studied at Newcastle College of Art 1991, Cumbria College in 1992–93 and at Brighton University (BA) from 1993–96. He currently lives and works in Brighton. Mark's paintings are held in private collections in Europe and the USA.
'The paintings are stimulated by nature, landscapes primitive power, energy and all its connotations of darkness and light. The importance of an improvised and intuitive process opens painting up to a spiritual and uniquely mysterious quality outside of time.' - Mark Johnston