New Zealand born artist Mark Cross is considered one of the South Pacific's leading contemporary realist painters. Dividing his time between studios in Auckland and the central Polynesian island of Niue, Mark Cross works are sought after by collectors from the Pacific rim and further afield. Employing landscapes often with people in them, Mark Cross works are well known for imparting a social message that speaks of mankind's delinquent abuse of his home the Earth. They speak of the world but are intrinsically Pacific.
The step by step progress of a 137 x 101 cm oil painting with the working title "Turbulent", commencing 23/12/2018, anticipated completion mid March 2019
The step by step creation of the oil painting Fissure commencing in July 2017 to completion in March 2018 with long periods of non production in between.
Complete at last, I have stuck with the original working title. I originally said that this would be a 5 month project but it has taken 7 months owing to the difficulty of the wor...