Saxtead Artist

Mark Hoare

Mark Hoare is mostly an architect. In his professional life he works with historic buildings and designs new buildings in ‘sensitive’ places - although he laments the idea some places are not considered deserving of sensitivity.

His paintings and drawings show his interest in the distinctiveness of places in response to varying climate, geology and human culture, and his new buildings endeavour to be practical and celebrate local diversity.

A keen gardener and veg grower with young children, he doesn’t paint or draw as much as he would like to. In 2003 he published ‘A Painting Pilgrim’ in - a watercolour journal of a 1000 mile walk across France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela. He is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild. He has not been shortlisted for the Turner Prize, nor does he expect to be.