Mark Woollacott Artist

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Privacy Policy

By Mark Woollacott

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Your privacy matters at is committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained from online customers during their visits to this website. Any personal information collects from customers will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, which supersedes and builds on the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable laws under English and European law. The Data Protection Act 2018 also tailors the UK-GDPR, the UK’s own version of the GDPR, which came into effect on January 31st, 2020.

All information will remain private and will never be disclosed, except where there is a legal duty to exchange information with relevant law enforcement authorities, in the unlikely event of fraudulent customer activity. In this respect, has the legal right and sole discretion to refuse any order that it deems to be suspicious or false (e.g. from buyers using false identities and delivery addresses, or buyers seeking to use my artworks to infringe various rights, including copyright) and any payment made via PayPal will be refunded through PayPal and no artwork will be despatched. does not and will not pass on information to mailing list companies or other third parties. The complete respect for my customers' privacy is extremely important as I want customers to enjoy shopping at and hope that they will shop at this site again in the future and recommend my artwork to their friends and to others they know.

At customers can order in complete confidence, which is why my chosen industry-leading online payment processing company, PayPal, will process all my customers' orders quickly, securely, professionally and provide them with a fast, safe and reliable service. No financial or personal information belonging to the customer is stored on this website and all information that is disclosed to me by PayPal after the ordering process (i.e. the customer's name, postal address and email address) is always protected by the highest levels of security encryption by PayPal. The customer's credit card or debit card information is never seen by me at any stage. Only PayPal has that information; this data is never passed on to me and is never stored on this website.

This website does not feature a contact form, an online account login function, tracking codes, advertising cookies, or input fields for online visitors to type personal contact or payment information, such as name, telephone, email, bank card numbers etc. This website does not feature an online newsletter or use a "subscribe to my newsletter" pop-up notification to collect visitors names and email addresses. This website does not gather any data from online visitors such as IP addresses - internet protocol address - that refers to the uniquely identifiable address of a device (such as a computer). Google Analytics is not used by for any data research purposes.

Previous customers can at any time write to with any new information they'd like me to update, such as a change of address or a new email address, if wishing to receive future communications from in regard to new artwork releases. Alternatively, customers can write and let me know if they do not wish to receive future communications about new releases. Customers also have the right to request a copy of any information holds about them. Please email your request to:

This privacy policy only covers this website. Any websites which may be linked to my website are subject to their own policies, which may differ from mine. is not liable for any losses or damages arising from the customer's use of this website ( or any third-party websites (PayPal and Fine Art America) which are linked to this website by hyper-links. I have made every effort to check and test this website during its production. This website is hosted on secure servers which use powerful firewall and anti-virus programs to keep this website free from computer viruses and other cyber-related threats. However, I would advise the customer, or website visitor, to regularly run an anti-virus program on anything they download from the Internet, and would remind the customer that no website can ever be 100 per cent secure. By using this website the customer or visitor agrees not to unintentionally misuse it.

This website contains hyper-links to other websites owned and managed by third parties, such as PayPal (the online payment gateway for processing all orders of my paintings) and Fine Art America (the online payment gateway for processing all orders of my prints) and several social media websites, such as Facebook and Instagram etc. These online companies/websites will have their own website cookies that function to help provide you with a helpful online experience. These links to websites external to are known as third-party plugins and they are incorporated into my website as code obtained from the PayPal website and from the Fine Art America website, where I have registered accounts. For example: the PayPal "Pay Now" payment buttons on my "Paintings for Sale" page or "Art Class" pages each have code which uniquely identifies the title of the artwork (or art class) and its price and takes the online customer securely via an encrypted payment button to the PayPal website to make a secure payment for that specific artwork or art class, which only PayPal transacts and collects essential data on. Another plugin used at this website is the Fine Art America widget shopping cart located on the "Prints" page. All customer payments are transacted securely, with encryption, by Fine Art America and not at this website (

As an independent artist, here at, my top priority is protecting the interests and rights of my website’s visitors in the best possible way. So that is why does not use tracking or advertising cookies and does not gather data on my website's visitors for analyzing online behaviour (identifying page visits etc.) or for marketing purposes or any other reason. I completely respect visitors privacy and prefer to keep my website as uncomplicated, transparent and as respectable as possible.

The content of this website (i.e. all text and images featured on is the copyright of Mark Woollacott and is protected by copyright law and may not be copied, saved or published without prior written permission.

Note: To avoid any potential confusion in communication, all email correspondence between any buyer and, must be typed in English and not in any other language. If you are using an online-based program to translate any text, you must ensure that the translation is accurate. Thank you.

For any policy enquiries, please email me at:

Contact details:

Mark Woollacott



United Kingdom

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Artwork comments...

Mike and Jo

Absolutely as we wanted it. Beautifully researched and executed. A wonderful painting!

Mike and Helen

The Friars Crag painting now hangs in pride of place in our front room. I do not lie when I say that whenever I look at it I will get great pleasure knowing that it has become a reality through a daughter's love and painted by an artist that has painted it with such feeling and skill.

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Snowdonia and Hiker

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A View From the Watkin Path, Snowdonia (also known as Snowdonia and Hiker) was recently sold for £750.00 during a silent auction held at The Prince’s Trust and EMC Leadership Dinner, the London Hilton, Park Lane, on Thursday 29th January 2015. I was delighted that the sale of one of my paintings (an acrylic, size: 12 x 12 inches) helped to raise some funds for the Trust. This opportunity was possible due to the help and kindness of Nina Lording (manager of Echo Beach Gallery), artist Darren Baker and the Prince's Trust.

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Lucky Cat Sivota, Greece — Painting Commission

I really enjoyed painting this particular commission, which was based on a superb reference photograph supplied by the client. Sivota is such a picturesque setting for sailors, and I can understand why people visit the place. In this commission, I was asked to paint a scene which not only incorporated the yacht, Lucky Cat, and the beauty of the harbour as dusk approached, but also to paint the whole scene with a degree of realism. Painting info: Acrylic on canvas. Canvas dimensions: 24 x 22 inches.

The Rescue

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The Rescue — Painting Commission

This painting, entitled The Rescue, is based on an original detailed sketch (drawn in 1990 by sailor Mr J Ballantyne) of a real-life rescue that took place off Berry Head quarry, Devon, on 10th September, 1989, featuring the rescue of a dismasted Beneteau Double First 32S5 by the Brixham-based, Arun-class lifeboat, The Edward Bridges. The painting features two additional yachts, Papillion (which Mr J Ballantyne was onboard) and Sigmagnifique. Painting info: Acrylic on canvas. Canvas dimensions: 16 x 24 inches. Available as a print.