Mark receiving his award from Hugh Casson's daughter, Nicky Hessenberg and Christopher Lebrun, President
​ of the RA.


This work was commissioned for a new medical centre in Ipswich: a painting 3ft by 4ft. Details of the picture were enlarged, printed onto vinyl and attached to architectural features in the building.

I am now an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. It has more than 160 elected members and holds an annual open exhibition at the Mall Gallery in London and also regional, members-only exhibitions.

​Have a look at the website: www.sgfa.org.uk

The Bowling Green, Woodbridge  2022
This is one of a series of recent paintings of my home town. Some have been made into greetings cards for sale in Woodbridge shops. See Gallery page for more.

Still-life with orange and plastic ~ 2020  
This work was awarded the East of England regional prize in The Discerning Eye open exhibition in 2021.
It is one of a new series of paintings about plastic waste -  a subject I get very worked up about. I have tried to make the packaging  an integral and attractive part of the composition, suggesting that there isn't a straightforward solution to the problem. See the other paintings in this series on my Gallery page.

MARK BEESLEY
Artist and Illustrator

Mock Tudor
​This work, which was selected for the Royal
​ Academy Summer Exhibition in 2018, was awarded the prestigious Hugh Casson Drawing Prize, worth £5000.



Upcoming Exhibitions

​I have three works in the Ipswich Art Society 'Perspectives on Drawing' exhibition at Frames Workshop
22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ
​The exhibition runs from 31st January to 2nd March, Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm, Monday from 10am to 4pm.

I have one work in the Society of Graphic Fine Art 103rd Annual Open Exhibition
at the Mall Gallery, St James's,
London SW1Y 5AS
​The exhibition runs from Monday 11th to Saturday 16th March 
Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, Monday 12pm to 5pm