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The realistic landscape paintings Mark Cross produces also have a dream-like quality, to me. The idea of a beach so pristine, with such clear water is the ultimate ideal spot for reclining and daydreaming. However, sometimes the dream is shattered by the evidence of destruction to the natural world. Cross often incorporates figures in to the landscapes, to impart “a social message that speaks of mankind’s delinquent abuse of his home the Earth.” Originally from New Zealand, Mark now splits his time between the central Polynesian island of Niue and Auckland. With such wonderful detail, bright Pacific colours, and beautiful scenery it’s really no wonder that Mark is considered one of the South Pacific’s leading contemporary painters.
All images are property of the artsist, and link back to his website (which is under construction at the moment) you can view it by following the link. You can also check out more of Mark’s breathtaking painting on the recent Artsitaday Facebook post here.
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