Mark Woollacott Artist

About Me

I am a professional coastal artist based in Ilfracombe, North Devon, South West England. I was born in the mid sixties and work full time as a studio-based artist.

mark woollacott artist

Formal Training

Art & Design, North Devon College 1982—1983

I am often drawn by the aesthetics of a subject. Whenever I see something that is visually interesting, such as a landscape, a harbour, or a particular building, I will try to capture that subject as perfectly as I can onto canvas (using photographs or a sketch as a reference aid) and include as much detail as is necessary, paying particular attention to the quality of the light and to the colours within the scene, until I am satisfied that I have produced a convincing artistic interpretation.

My paintings have featured on online publications such as Classic Boat Magazine and Yachting Monthly Magazine. I have donated artwork to The Prince's Trust and my paintings have been exhibited at various exhibitions, galleries, including a major London Art Fair held at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park. Most of my artworks are now in private collections in the United Kingdom, but there are also a number of my originals and prints in small private collections in The Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Norway, USA, and in Australia.

Mark Woollacott is a member of Artists’ Union England, the trade union for visual, applied and socially engaged artists


Charity Art Competition

2022 — The Rotary Club Barnstaple (supporting the North Devon Hospice) organized an online art competition open to all artists, with cash prizes going to the winners in three categories: Beginner, Experienced and Professional.


Charity Auctions (painting donation)

2019 — The Art and Mind Dinner-Auction (supporting the Leanne Baker Trust), Kensington Palace, London.

The Prince’s Trust Auctions (painting donation)

2015 — EMC Leadership Dinner-Auction, The London Hilton, Park Lane, London.

2014 — Castle Galleries, Mayfair, London.

Art Fairs

2018 — Antiques and Fine Art Fair, The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Cheshire. Represented by The Soden Collection.

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 — Spring Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, London. Represented by Micky Middleton Director of Red Gallery.

2016 — Reading Contemporary Art Fair. Represented by Micky Middleton Director of Red Gallery.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 — Marine Art Exhibition, Echo Beach Gallery, Ilfracombe, Devon.

Group Exhibitions

2014 — Christmas Exhibition, The Gallery at Ice, Windsor.

2011, 2012 — Artists' Garden Exhibition, Royal Horticultural Society, Rosemoor.

2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 — Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Summer Exhibition, the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.

1997, 1998, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019 — Open Christmas Fine Art Exhibition, the Burton Art Gallery.

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 — North Devon Arts exhibitions, Broomhill Art Hotel.

2012 — North Devon Arts exhibition, St. Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple.

2015 — North Devon Arts, the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington.

2012 — Art For Life Children's Hospice South West Exhibition, the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington.

2011, 2013 — Art Trek Open Studio event, Artist's home address.

Mark Woollacott in his studio, Ilfracombe

If you are interested in commissioning me to paint an original painting for you, then please contact me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have regarding the commission.”

Mark Woollacott,

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