About

Mark UptonMark has achieved great success as a country sports artist in the United Kingdom where he is known for painting traditional country scenes in England and Scotland of hunting, shooting, hawking and horse racing. Commissions include those from the British Horseracing Board, Jockey Club, Injured Jockey’s Fund, Spinal Injuries Association, Countryside Alliance, The British Falconers’ Club, the Prince Fahad bin Sultan Falconry Centre in Riyadh and the International Association of Falconry.

He is well-known in the Middle East where he travelled, originally to United Arab Emirates, and later to Saudi Arabia. Being an enthusiastic falconer he found much to draw him there and was soon being invited on hawking trips to North Africa and Pakistan with Arab falconers. As an artist Mark was able to put down on canvas the unique scenes he was able to witness while on these travels. He has been commissioned by many individuals and businesses in the Middle East to produce paintings of Arabia and Arab Hawking. He has also contributed to exhibitions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and had a exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

His paintings are to be found in collections in many countries around the world including the USA, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman. As well as having paintings amongst the collection of the late Queen Mother he has also quite a following in Arabia with patrons among most of the Middle Eastern Royal Families. Mark has also illustrated various books on falconry and Arabia.

He exhibits in London and various country galleries. He also paints many commissions for private clients.

Mark is married, and lives near Marlborough in England with his young family.

Mark is also involved in major way with falconry and well as being a practicing falconer he is on the Council of the British Falconers Club, specialist elected member of the Hawk Board, a Director of the Falconry Heritage Trust and founder of the British Archives of Falconry.

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