Mark Youd

…Rhymes with Loud.

Mark Youd is an artist working in Caerphilly, near Cardiff, South Wales. He trained as a draughtsman and, in parallel to a successful career as a designer and technical illustrator, he has been developing his personal artistic practice.

This work explores his influences and intuition, and currently focuses on graphic portraits using traditional media.

The paintings in his current series each depict a brief moment, a glimpse of a woman, perhaps passing in the opposite direction on an escalator or brushed passed in a crowd, in that moment you connect with her and somehow you are able to experience her thoughts and feelings, even daydreams. These images are an attempt to record that sensation before it fades.

Basically, he’s a badman!

Mark Youd
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