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Mark Rochester



“Since last summer I have turned to the previously unimaginable activity of daily sea swimming to counteract the psychological gloom of the pandemic. “Each day I’ve posted a visual recollection on Instagram.

The process of trying to distil the essence of each day’s experience has been refreshing and stimulating. The challengeand discipline has been revelatory. “ – Mark Rochester

Mark Rochester trained at the Central School of Art and Design and has spent over 30 years designing for many of the leading furnishing companies in the UK and USA.

Twelve years ago he returned to his native Devon, where his fascination with the surrounding landscape has become ever stronger. All of his paintings are executed on site, responding to the challenges of erratic weather, and obscure locations, from moorland to cliff edge.

Mark Rochester