art & design

Who am I?

My name is Mark and I live in North Somerset in the UK where I work as an artist, illustrator, web & graphic designer. 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 after a Masters degree in Visual Communication, I now taking commissions for drawings and paintings, and occasional graphic design jobs like brochures, and building websites.


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, and I will keep you updated throughout the process, then you will not be charged. As most work will take a minimum of several hours, prices usually starts from £60. Framing can also be arranged so your finished piece is ready to be hung on the wall.

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

Graphic design & Illustration

You might want a brochure, business card, or a bespoke greeting card. 


If you are interested in a free consultation, with no obligation, please email me at or call 07931741985 and I'd be happy to help.