Mark Burrell CV

Mark Burrell is an award-winning artist and an established painter. Born in Suffolk, he is an artist of visionary imagination, often painting his hometown, creating multiple stories, that are interwoven throughout his work. Mark is a member of Easterly Artists and founding member of The North Sea Magical Realists

My work and I have appeared on television seven times, winning Anglia Televisions ‘First Prize’, on the program ‘Moving Art’ presented by George Melly, chosen by Bill Oddie and interviewed by the late Sister Wendy Beckett. In London, he has won the Lucy Morrison Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League and has had work exhibited in The House of Commons and the Royal Academy. Mark was also highly commended twice in Kings Lynn’s Eastern Open.   


Television and Radio Publicity        
2020 Anglia Television: Mark discusses his paintings and relevance to Lowestofts heritage and forthcoming heritage open days: Interview with Kate Prout at Marks gallery and studio (August)
2020 BBC Radio Suffolk: Mark discusses his painting in the virtual online exhibition with the Easterly Artists. Telephone interview with Johnny Wright during lockdown (May)                                                           
2016/17 Mustard TV: Bendy Caravans and Everlasting Pens. A documentary by Nick Murray-Brown, featuring some of Marks paintings         
2006 Anglia Television: Part of the series ‘Coastal Inspiration’s’ Presenter Paul Gogerty. Interviewed in the artist’s studio and work exhibited in a series about Lowestoft Artists  
1996 BBC2 TV: Matter of Fact Cabbage Patch War. Paintings Exhibited  
1995 Anglia Television: The Front Row Arts Program. Paintings Exhibited throughout the series   
1991 Anglia Television: Moving Art. Awarded First Prize. Presenter George Melly. Interviewed by the late Sister Wendy Beckett. Prize awarded and highly recommended by Bill Oddie (November)  
1991 Anglia Television: Personal Interview and Paintings Exhibited 


Achievements and Awards
2021 Shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize
2007 The Cut Halesworth, Suffolk: Prize Winner of The People’s Choice
2004 Lowestoft Arts Centre, Suffolk: First Prize for Architectural drawing 
2006 Work shown at The House of Commons, London 
1991/1999 Eastern Open, Kings Lynn, Norfolk:  Paintings Highly Commended 
1991 Anglia Television ‘Moving Art’ Winning First Prize: Awarded and highly recommended by Bill Oddie. Personal Interview/Paintings Exhibited
1991 A View of the New – Royal Over-Seas League, London. Winner of The Lucy Morison Memorial Prize


1976   Lowestoft College, Suffolk: One-year foundation course 
1972   Self taught to present date



2019 Ness Point Art Workshop, Lowestoft, Suffolk 
2017 Studio Group Visit with Waveney and Blyth Arts 
1993/1994 Lowestoft College, Suffolk: Painting and drawing classes 


2015 Painting commissioned for ‘Bendy Caravans film’ DVD cover 
2013 The Magic Bookshop by Nick Murray-BrownPoster and DVD cover 
2012 Label designs painted for Trinity Ales Microbrewery 
2006 Painting Commission ‘Lowestoft 1953 Floods’ 
2006 Album by The Yokels Too Close to Home: CD cover and poster 
Portrait commissions: Mrs. Hilton, Portrait of The Family, Portrait of a Young Girl 


Lowestoft Maritime Museum, Suffolk: Permanent Collection 
Private collections United Kingdom, Holland, USA, Italy, Germany 


2019 Chappel Galleries: Magical Realism 
2013 Assembly House, Norwich, NorfolkArts Alive 
1997 The Minories and ChristchurchOn the Border  
1994 The Norwich Market, Norfolk 
1987 Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London 
1991 A View of the New, Royal Over-Seas League, London 



1993/1989 Video of Artist’s Work by Mike Toll 


2018 Eastern Daily Press: article and image 
2015 Tales of Ghostly East Anglia book cover, author Geoffrey Brock 
2014 Venue Magazine: reviews/images Autumn and Summer Issue 
2014 Lowestoft Journal: article and image 
2014 Great Yarmouth Mercuryarticle and image 
2014 Great Yarmouth Advertiserarticle and image March issue 
2004 East life: article and image  
2004 Focus Magazine 
2004 The Iron Bridge book, author John Ward: Illustrations/paintings published by Ferini designs
2003 The Art of Allotments, author David Crouch 
2002 Waveney Advertiserarticle and images November issue 
2000 Eastern Daily TimesReview 
1999 Lowestoft Now and ThenAuthors Jack Rose and Dean Parkin 
1990 Arts Spectales Critique, France 
1994 Images MagazineReview by Tony Collins, School of Art, Lowestoft College, Suffolk 
1992 Images Magazine: article & image 
1991 Lowestoft Journalarticle & image 
1987 The Leisure Painter Magazine: Royal Academy Summer Show Review