Mark Tweedie is a Perth-based West Australian artist whose work is characterised by themes of ageing, memory, and family. He is particularly interested in exploring formative childhood years, lineage, and domestic life. Mark’s work is known for its painterly style with a particular attention to surface texture, carefully negotiating between considered impasto paint and translucent oil glazes.
Mark has been a finalist in various national art prizes, including the Kilgour Prize (2014, 2017), the Black Swan Prize (2012, 2016), the Glencore Percival Portrait Prize (2016) and was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2015). Mark has received numerous awards including the Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize at the 2016 Black Swan Prize held within the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2017 he was selected as the Artist in Residence for the Cossack Art Awards in the Pilbara region, and was awarded a creative development grant by the WA state government.