Mark Argent
Creativity design composition spirituality work with organisations

Painting

Painting has been a hobby since the mid 2000s, and has made me look differently at many scenes: often the question “How would I paint this?” is around. I owe a debt to Margaret Chapman for encouraging me a long time ago, and more recently to Annie Bromham, and many other friends for prompting me to try new things. To be constantly trying and experimenting seems really important — which means some experiments work, some don’t work, and some things that begin as failures open the door to new possibilities.

Media I have used most are: acrylic (often applied with a palette knife) acrylic ink, watercolour, pentel brush pens.

One of the techniques I used extensively is to work with acrylic ink and masking fluid click here for more information.

For this new site, I realise I have rather a lot of work to sort and photograph, so what appears below is the beginning of a selection:

Tree with lichen (2016)
170mm by 180 mm
Cyclamen 2 (2016)
254mm by 205 mm
Cyclamen 1 (2016)
254mm by 199 mm
Abstract, in ISPSO social dreaming think tank (2016)
149mm by 253 mm
Abstract, in ISPSO social dreaming think tank (2016)
149mm by 253 mm
As this is an abstract, used in a social dreaming experiment, there is a question of what one might see in this upside down.
Chequered (2016)
150mm by 280mm
Poppies (2016)
254mm by 210mm
Journey (2016)
229mm by 305mm
Daffodil (2016)
145mm by 145mm
Based on a daffodil with an eye-catching mix of almost-white and bright orange petals.
Orange berries, as printed (2015)
105mm by 148mm
Orange berries, final version (2015)
230mm by 305mm
Orange berries, second study (2015)
Orange berries, first study (2015)
Orange ginger flower 1 (2015)
305mm by 230mm
Orange ginger flower 2 (2015)
305mm by 230mm
Work, 1: (2015)
230mm by 305mm
Work, 2: based on hybiscus (2015)
320mm by 240mm
Work, 3: based on fragment of bark (2015)
240mm by 320mm
Abstract: based on a lampshade (2015)
240mm by 320mm
Blue Thistle (2015)
230mm by 305mm
Graphon/agraphon (2015)
230mm by 305mm
Tree in sunlight (2015)
240mm by 320mm
Hybiscus, pale (2015)
230mm by 305mm
Virgina creeper, semi-abstract (2015)
watercolour
230mm by 305mm
Chilli plant 2 (2015)
Watercolour
230mm by 305mm
Ginger flower (2014)
watercolour
Amarylis (2014)
watercolour
Dream 1 (2014)
acrylic ink
Dream 2 (2014)
acrylic ink
Dream 3 (2014)
acrylic ink
Dream 4 (2014)
acrylic ink
Hybiscus in Leamington 2 (2014)
watercolour
Hybiscus in Leamington 1 (2014)
watercolour
Chilli plant 1 (2013)
Watercolour
230mm by 305mm
Rose (2013)
watercolour
Thinking (2013)
acrylic
Abstract (2013)
acrylic
Vase and flowers (2013)
watercolour
Sunflowers (2013)
acrylic
Hybiscus (2012)
watercolour
Hybiscus in Yip’s garden (2012)
watercolour
Circle and flower (2012)
wax pastel and watercolour
Edinburgh skyline at dusk (2012)
watercolour
Enchanted by the moon (2012)
Gouache
Daffodil (2011)
Brush pens
Sunlight through woods (2011)
Brush pens
Blackberry leaves (2010)
brush pens
Bouganvillea in Singapore (2010)
Watercolour
Bouganvillea and ginger flower 1 (2010)
Bouganvillea and ginger flower 2 (2010)
Flower (2010)
watercolour and acrylic ink
Sketch 1 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 2 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 3 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 4 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 5 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 6 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 7 (2010)
brush pens
Sketch 8 (2010)
brush pens
Waders (2010)
watercolour
Thinking 2 (2009)
acrylic
Hybiscus in Spain (2009)
watercolour
Hybiscus in the distance (2009)
Pink oleander (2009)
Rhododendron (2009)
watercolour
Snowdrops (2007)
acrylic
Blue ball 1 (2006)
acrylic
Blue ball 2 (2006)
acrylic
Blue ball 3 (2006)
acrylic
Blue ball 4 (2006)
acrylic