Mark Warren was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England in 1965. He moved to Zambia in the early 1970s before arriving in Australia in 1980, where he went on to study at the North Adelaide School of Art from 1992-95.
Mark's paintings are full of colour and life. Often inspired by urban landscapes and animals, his characters come to life by the use of masking techniques and negative spaces over a rich, textured background of abstract shapes and colour.
Mark is inspired by many artists from the Modernist movement such as Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, William Scott, Alan Davie and Niki de Saint Phalle. He is similarly inspired by primitive art and design, African masks and patterns.