Uses pastel to translate beautiful landscapes into minimalist paintings with simple form and strong blocks of colour, while retaining a sense of location and place. The author's simple techniques demonstrate how to move away from realism and towards using abstract painting to express mood and feeling.
Mark Leach is a professional artist who has painted landscapes for over 20 years and has won many major awards for his work. His paintings are exhibited in London, the UK and Europe, and are held in both private and corporate collections worldwide. He contributes to and has been featured in numerous art magazines, is a member of the Federation of British Artists and is Honorary Treasurer of the Pastel Society. Angie Patchell has been editing and creating art books and magazines for over 15 years. In 1995 she founded emergingART, a database of talented artists, which is now an online gallery.