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.
The LUMINOSITY Collection is on exhibition at the Studio Anise Gallery during June 2014, and has been totally hand engraved to underscore the role of human agency in the connection between technology and nature. The crystal collection investigates our relationship with the natural and technological worlds in which we live, and finding solutions to support and restore our fragile planet. He has exhibited in England, Sweden, Canada and the United States, and is currently developing architectural glass installations.