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The Colour of Beauty – Mark Ferguson
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre
03300 561 025
9.30am - 4.30pm
Free Admission

Portadown-based artist Mark Ferguson exhibits his first solo show spanning a period of over thirty years. Having studied Fine Art at Belfast College of Art during the mid-2000’s, he now works from his studio at home.

This first solo show includes early portrait works in pointillism style and more recent abstract paintings bursting with colour, uplifting the artists spirit. Diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, affecting his mobility and mental health, Mark continues to paint beautiful works rich in colour and texture. Working from memory of passing faces, Mark reimagines the faces of beautiful girls with striking accuracy. These portraits of classic beauties are created using thousands of tiny, juxtaposed brush strokes, dots and mark making techniques from a rich multi-coloured palette. The viewer’s mind is challenged by the layers of brush strokes with mathematical precision, which produce a range of colour optical effects.