My work as an artist (painter) and photographer are intertwined, reflecting my fascination with expressive colour, landscape and the transformation of form.

My recent paintings are an on-going dialogue between my vision and the Sussex land/seascape that surrounds me, where I continue to experiment with the paint medium, abstracted forms, fluid and textural qualities of paint, water and canvas.

A local sculptor in Lewes, Serena Thirkell recently said of my work, "I love Mark Glassman's work. I have his painting of a Norman country church, its pointed hat tower stark against the fields and sky as I see it whenever I go past. He has a strong, evocative and highly original style when painting Sussex, its cliffs, seaside, fields and lanes. His record of a time and place on the Sussex coast has to me an unparallelled truthfulness and graphic beauty."

In 2016 I had a solo successful exhibition at the Hastings Art Forum, Shingle Beach, between 26th July and 7th August.

In 2015 I had a solo exhibition entitled "Beaches and Ruins" at Farley Farm Gallery. There was also a solo exhibition at Alfriston Arts with selected work on display at Pelham House .

In 2014, I was selected for the East Sussex Open at the Towner Gallery, short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014 and held a solo show at the Hop Gallery in Lewes in October 2014.

I was selected for the Threadneedle Prize and also The Discerning Eye exhibitions both at the Mall Galleries in 2012.

In addition, I was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, selected for the Cork Street Gallery in London, the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and also the Hop Gallery in Lewes.

One of my photographic images ‘Entwined Forms’ was shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts ‘Eyewitness Competition’ and appeared in the Independent Sunday review magazine and another was chosen as ‘photo of the month’ in Viva Lewes magazine.

I was short-listed for the Threadneedle Prize for the second year in 2013 too.

Mark Glassman

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