art & design

Hi! I'm Mark Stanford,
an artist, illustrator, web & graphic designer.

Hi! I'm Mark Stanford,
an artist, illustrator, web & graphic designer.

Who am I?

My name is Mark Stanford and I live and work in North Somerset in the UK (along with my partner and two naughty cats). I've loved drawing and painting since early childhood. That helped at school as I was praised for the accompanying illustrations to my work (but got less praise for my written work!). Years later and armed with a Masters degree in Visual Communication, I'm now selling original artwork and prints, doing commissions, and building websites. Regularly I attend a local art class in Clevedon. There's a great mix of talent at the class to share ideas with and the teacher is inspiring and nurtures us all on our journey. However, unrelated to all the above, I also happen to be a Yoga teacher, which certainly makes for fun and interesting life.


As an artist I work mostly in water based medium (watercolours and gouache), although I also pencil sketch and use acrylics and inks. In recent years I have focussed on landscapes, particularly scenes from around the South West of England where there's so much beauty and interesting subject matter.

Art Commissions

I am versatile and would consider any subject matter. You can commission me to paint or draw anything. Pet portraits of a beloved cat or dog etc, can make a wonderful gift, or keeps a remembrance of them in your home. The price depends on the scale of a piece and is agreed beforehand. If you're not satisfied with the work then you will not be charged. As most work will take a minimum of several hours, prices start from £60. Framing can also be arranged. 

Web design 

I have been building web sites for nearly 20 years. I have an BA & MA degrees in Visual Communication. I combine my visual skills with knowledge of design and technology to create websites that are easy to use and look appealing. 

You can see the actual live versions of the two examples here:

Michelle Crossman Photography


YACWAG - Yatton & Congresbury Wildlife Action Group


If you are interested in a free consultation, with no obligation, please email me (Mark) at or call 07931741985.