South London Guardian/Surrey Comet, 20 February 2004
‘Mark Paul Perry – Escape Gallery’ by Yvonne Gordon
Artist, Mark Paul Perry, who is exhibiting at Escape Gallery at Herne Hill has only been painting for two years yet this is his 14th show and he has sold 90 of the 102 works he has produced.
The show consists of 20 paintings in oil and acrylic, but much of the work he had lined up for the show had sold before the exhibition.
His semi-abstract works are about perception, mood and nature and have a sublime, calming quality. Mark takes inspiration from what is around him with each piece taking up to six weeks to complete. So far he has created five themed collections, Frozen Time which contains 60 works, Rising, all of which has sold, Pathos, a darker collection, Emerald which reflects youthful memories and Terra, an earthy collection about landscape, mountains and moods.
Kentish Times Newsgroup, 25 June 2003
‘Blue is the colour for Mark’ by Patrick Clift
An artist is celebrating having a painting on display at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.
Mark Paul Perry, from Beckenham, was approached to paint the work.
The piece, a triptych called Escape, is displayed behind enormous windows. “It is a large piece, 12ft x 5ft and has had a really positive response from people.”
The painting was commissioned by The World Famous Group, a business group based at Stamford Bridge which is involved in sport and music.
News Shopper, 18 December 2002
‘Musician who turned to art to show work’
Musician-turned-artist Mark Paul Perry is exhibiting his work for the first time at the Tamari Gallery, Beckenham.
Perry was a professional musician for nine years and had a record deal with Australian label Albert Promotions with his band, State of Mind…
But two years ago Perry put all this behind him and moved into the world of art…Things grew from there. “People who see my work say it can have a calming effect on them or that they gain an emotional resonance”. The artist draws inspiration from nature. “I look to the sky especially for observations on light as it is light and its various facets and qualities that inform most of my work. I also seek to communicate with colour and texture in an attempt to capture snapshots of moments in time.”