Mark Powell grew up in West Yorkshire and went on to study Fine art, drawing and painting at Huddersfield University. He enrolled one day by accident. He decided to look around the studios of the university having lost his job that morning. He began a conversation with who turned out to be the department head and one thing followed another and within a couple of hours he was enrolled to study. After graduation he was invited to America to have some painting shows on the west coast, which went well. A few years of painting in Leeds led to few more shows but nothing too great. He decided to move to London which took only a few days to complete. After working many more jobs he switched from main painting to drawing and was then ‘discovered’ by an American website that turned out to be quite popular. In a matter of hours he had sold all the work he had and had offers of shows around the world. He now spends his time drawing as much as possible and travelling.