About Mark Espley | Panoramic digital & black and white artwork

About


Welcome to the Mark Espley Gallery. My name is Mark Espley and after 14 years of being fortunate to have lived abroad in Australia, Japan and the USA, my wife and I are now back living in Buckinghamshire.

Originally from Dorset, I studied construction and spent many very enjoyable years restoring old buildings while living in Oxfordshire. It was hugely rewarding to feel that one’s hard work had brought them back to life and often re-invented them using all the old traditional methods of construction.

A personal move took my wife Alison and I to Sydney where I had the best ten years designing and building modern houses full of light and glass framing the stunning views of Sydney harbour.

To cross the vastness of the Australian outback is truly an extraordinary experience. Nature in Australia has evolved into the extreme and is breathtaking as a result. Japan was an experience all together different. Tokyo with its 13 million inhabitants and neon lights but also the peaceful countryside, culture and importantly the people are something we both will always cherish. Our last stop was Chicago USA, a hugely photogenic city thanks to its tremendous architecture and position on Lake Michigan. The national parks of course provide some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. My camera has always accompanied me over the years on trips throughout the world, and photography has been my way of capturing the experience; the people, the sights, the scenery and the wildlife.

My goal in creating this gallery was to take photographic images and present them in a more abstract unique way. There is a mix of fine art photography, digital paintings and black and white pictures. I will continue experimenting with new techniques to expand my portfolio. I hope you enjoy them and welcome your feedback.