Mark Raynes Roberts
Born in Sutton Coldfield in 1961, he trained under the tutelage of Ronald Pennell at the Birmingham City University, Institute of Art & Design. Since 1982, he has been based in Toronto, Canada, and has established an international clientele, with his work residing in private and corporate art collections around the world. His introspective sculpture focuses on human transcendence and the complex issues that challenge humanity including equality, spirituality, our relationship with the environment, and capacity to have hope in the face of adversity.
In 2008, he created "A View To Our Heritage" a 53ft long engraved glass wall installation which was unveiled at McMaster University, Health Sciences Library, Hamilton, Ontario, which has since been designated a cultural property of Canada. He has exhibited in England, Sweden, Canada and the United States, and is currently developing architectural glass installations.