A 1977 invitation from Hallmark brought English to Kansas City and it was here in 1995 that he transitioned from illustrator to artist and began painting for galleries in earnest. English approaches his fine art with the same drive, innovation, and talent that fueled his immense success as an illustrator.
Over the years, his work has become significantly abstracted. Detailed landscapes and realistic figures have morphed into dreamlike tapestries of color and texture. In his latest work, transparency and translucency reign. Each piece is a strata, layered with paint, paper and pen, meant to be visually excavated by its viewer. His never ending search for exciting compositions and materials fuel his imagination and those of his eager collectors. Mark English’s work is celebrated and sought after world-wide. He continues to live and work in Kansas City, where gallerist Kim Weinberger has represented his work since 2010.