Mark Rochester trained at Central School of Art and since graduating has worked for over 30 years as a leading textile designer. His work is used for home furnishing and wallpapers by the quality UK and US-based companies such as Colefax & Fowler, GP & J Baker, Brunschwig & Fils (New York), Osborne & Little, and Sanderson. Mark has always sketched and painted, but in recent years, his return to his native North Devon has rekindled his interest in working from nature which has fuelled his passion for working en Plein air in some of Devon's most breathtaking scenery.
Mark says: "I am privileged to live right on the North Devon coast, with stunning views of the sea directly from my home and studio. Whenever I can, and other commissioned design work allows, I try to get out there and really experience what I am painting first-hand. My work consequently has freshness and immediacy that I hope will be compelling."