Mark Kaiser Original Paintings


Mark Kaiser was born in Worcestershire to Polish parents and has been painting and drawing from the age of three. He studied Design and Illustration at Suffolk University and graduated in 1992 with a BA (Hons) 2:1. In the summer after graduation he was contacted by EMI Records who were particularly interested in an illustration he'd created out of burnt Chinese newspapers and this was subsequently seen by the then up-and-coming band Radiohead who wanted to entitle their EP 'Chinese Burn'. The band loved it and exhibited the finished illustration in their house.

He says: "I paint from memories of places that I have been to, of people that I've met and atmospheres that have stuck in my mind. I'm interested in architecture and also the human need to call a place 'home'. I like to put in characters to make a painting more colourful. Commissioned paintings usually contain the particular collector(s) as characters within the paintings. Each painting carries it's own atmosphere through the colour, light, people, and background. There are calming moods, carnival atmospheres or simply subdued moods. I have this thing about perspective and sometimes we just don't get on. So I create what feels right, not always what the laws of perspective might say. I find watching holiday programmes expands my imagination and I paint places I'd like to visit one day."

"An important thing I've learned is to paint from the heart. Learn from the Masters, but paint as yourself."