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Mark Demsteader  Manchester, UK

'Study for Blue Wave'
Oil on canvas
'Shallow Waters'
Oil on canvas

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About Mark

Mark Demsteader was born in 1963 in Manchester, where he still lives and works. He is largely self-taught, having spent many years in life drawing classes, developing a drawing style through close observation of the human form.

He uses pastel and gouache to put down clean and assured lines. Demsteader intends for his models to live and breathe, and for their expression and poise conveying a sense of narrative that invites the viewer to ask questions.

His work has been exhibited worldwide.

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Mark is recommended by the following guest curators

Steven Diamant

Owner, Arcadia Gallery

Mark appears in the following Top 10 lists

'2012' edition

'UK' edition

1 reaction from the artist

Yours Truly
2012-06-09 @ 9:08 PM
Thank you all very Much!

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How many years of self teaching before I might be able to paint a face that looks like a photo?! I had to do a triple take to see it wasn't a part photo! Can an artist teach themselves or do I take art classes at my age ?!

very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonderful atmosphere and rich texture. Beautiful and realistic images balanced by abstract backgrounds. Magnifique!

Moody and deep. There's so much more not being said. Fantastic!

love it!

More than beautiful! Wish I could watch you paint.

This piece is absolutely stunning. The texture and shadows are so moving. What artistic movement is responsible for the inspiration? Beautiful with such depth! Any chance this is for sale?

Has a wonderful touch of the "Old Masters."

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