Mark, his wife Sally, and their three children, have lived for over 30 yrs on the remote North West coast of Sutherland in Scotland. In the early days when asked where he lived, he always enjoyed answering `In Hope`...it not only described accurately their location, but as their little cottage had no electricity (for the first 10 years) and the eldest of their 3 children had just been born, it was also a philosophical statement of optimism, (a prerequisite for any artist). Mark Edwards has regularly painted and exhibited his own personal and more traditional style of work. Although he has his paintings in private and public collections throughout Europe and the States, Mark is probably chiefly known in the UK as a book Illustrator and is represented by the agency Artist partners in London. Since the late 70's he has illustrated literally hundreds of books, for authors such as Kingsley Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Sue Townsend, Philip Pulman and of course not forgetting the Bard himself...Shakespeare. Over the years his eclectic and varied styles has continually enabled him to broaden his creative skills from advertising, publishing, to corporate art.