Was born in Sekondi, Ghana. He studied at Ghanatta College of Art and Design, Accra and subsequently moved to London, United Kingdom in 2017 where he lives and works. He has turned his life experiences into art.
As a budding artist, his contemporary fine art paintings encompass many different styles and genres. He prefers to weave strands of cubism, futurism and expressionism into his work. His creations interpret and portray socio-economic realities, political challenges and rich traditions. With inspiration from nature and keen observation of diverse cultural lifestyles spanning several human interactions. His works are figurative or abstract compositions with conversations on character, environment and identity. Spontaneity, extreme sensitivity and overflowing creativity characterize his pictorial approach makes his artistic work what it is today. His extraordinary works thus reflect the need for truth and content, for messages and questions, for liveliness and freedom. He then realized how important it was for him to help others find within themselves the resources to visually represent what they need to express. His personal works, semi-abstract paintings, fit into this perspective, a kind of gateway to the subconscious, each one being able to interpret shapes and lines in their own way, revealing by association of ideas a new story with each reading. Mark's artworks are influenced by some great artist including Leonardo Da Vinc, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, John Crome, Wiz Kudowor, Owusu Ankomah, Ablade Glover, George Frederick Watts and Voka.
Mark heads ARMSMAC -a multidisciplinary London-based art company which employs visual communication tool, such as illustration, fine art, digital art, industrial design, creative concept design, digital photography/videography and facilitate contemporary art workshop. The company prides itself in its ability to provide the world with unique works of art. ARMSMAC does this by transforming ordinary ideas into timeless and sophisticated visual works. ARMSMAC's major competitive edge subsists its multifaceted capabilities, which makes it an emerging force in the industry.
2018: Completed a watercolour painting of Southwark Cathedral London was auctioned to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (Sketch competition).
2017: Worked at the Office of the First Lady of Ghana as Head of I.T Support.
2016: Contracted to design illustrations for MCHSP E-Learning App in collaboration with USAUD and Ghana Health Service GHS (Jhiego’s Project).
2012: Worked at EPP Books Services Headquarters in Ghana as Head of Illustrations/ Graphic Design /Photography and Videography. He has designed illustrations for a number of books and texts that have been published via EPP Book Services and selected by the Ministry of Education in Ghana. Those published works are currently being used at various Senior High Schools in Ghana.
The preferred mediums mostly used are
acrylic, charcoal, oil on canvas, mixed media, watercolour and digital painting. My process interact with the themes of my work with an equilibrium meaning.
My works are abstract , figurative with conservation on character , identity and social cohesion. My style of approach reveal one important feature of any meaningful human and nature interaction. I leave traces with so many signs that tell a story. Referring to an organic representation through matter, he talks about his sensitive perception of the world around him and the evolution of this perception.
Armsmac Limited provides visual communication tool, such as illustration, fine art, digital art, industrial design, creative concept design, digital photography/videography and facilitate contemporary art workshop. The company prides itself in its ability to provide the world with unique works of art and does this by transforming ordinary ideas into timeless and sophisticated visual works. Armsmac’s major competitive edge subsists is its multifaceted capabilities, which makes it an emerging force in the industry.
Armsmac will be concentrating on corporate identity of established companies. The targeted customer is a small- to medium-size company that has been established for five to 17 years. The company has done well with the business so far, but they are in need of a new corporate identity to allow them to move to the next level.
Original Fine ART - Artwork, paintings, illustration, digital designs, sculpture, industrial designNew clothing line, Visual Merchandise
ServicesVideography/ Photography Art workshops
Professionalism, Creativity, Practical insight, Enjoyment of the experience
Cost of workshops
Based on delivery to groups of 20 + per artist (can work with class sized groups )
· Full Day workshop fee / 4 or 5hrs (£365.00 per artist/ practitioner) – this is the most cost effective and would normally consist of 2hrs on floor time in the morning and 2hrs in the afternoon or afternoon and evening (total = 4hrs 4 x 1hour sessions – that is delivering to 4 groups of 20+ per day). A full can be up-to 5hrs on floor time!
· Half Day workshop fee / 2hrs (£235.00 per artist / practitioner) – this most typical length workshop would normally consist 2hrs hours/on floor time in the morning or the afternoon
· One and a Half Hour workshop fee / 1 ½ hrs (£195.00 per artist / practitioner) – this would consist of 1 ½hrs on floor time in the morning, afternoon or evening.
· One Hour Taster session fee / 1hr (£135.00 per artist/practitioner) – we only offer 1 hour taster sessions in selected fields only.
Armsmac Art offers value for money workshops and activities. Full day workshops are more cost effective as artists’ can then deliver up to four, even five to five and a half hour in total workshops to separate groups.
We facilitate workshop business, social and community events that cover a wide-variety of specifications, length of programme, number of artists required, and aims and objectives! Costs, therefore, can vary accordingly. We are, however, not inflexible pricing up for larger projects.
We do provide workshops throughout the year, summer, at weekends and bank-holidays, so why not give us a go? Also, we will not charge for waiting time between sessions. Some workshop artists do require travelling expenses, which are subject to a scale of charges, made clear at the time of booking. For individual and group sessions, our charges may also vary slightly.
If you want to book workshops, or for a full no obligation quote, or to arrange a meeting, please get in touch!
Commission a Portrait
Portraits are a treasure for everyone. It’s a way of celebrating people and remembering them for generations.
Whether you intend to commission a portrait of yourself, a member of your family or a friend, or on behalf of an organisation such as official portraits or an event such as wedding, anniversary and birthdays; portraits are a wonderful and memorable gift.
Size and Pricing
Small 11" x 14" - Maximum 1 person portrait - £600
Medium 16" x 20" - Maximum 1 person portrait - £700
Large 18" x 24" - Maximum 2 person portrait - £1000
Custom size portraits can fit as many people as you like starting at £1500.
Framing (optional), shipping, and travel expenses are additional.
Please send us your photographs by email. Also note that commissions can only be undertaken if the original photographs are good quality and high resolution (700 x 380 pix).
Copyright © 2021 armsmac