Mark Hickman was born in the West Midlands. He completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan in 2001 and moved to Goldsmith's College in London to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in 2005.
Having studied and lived in London, the beauty of the capital city became obvious to Mark and he frequently visited, sketched and photographed the city through its landmarks. After spending a decade producing concept based paintings, Mark decided upon a radical change. He gradually became interested in atmosphere, natural and artificial light and embarked upon producing a series of paintings exploring a different set of values.
Mark still continues to be inspired by the city and landscape surrounding him often creating atmospheric paintings of London and Birmingham.