Profile: Mark Vey

Mark Vey grew up in the Scottish countryside of Sterlingshire. At a very young age, he showed a talent for drawing and music and played in a band which opened for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Yardbirds.

Although he studied art in England, his passion for music soon predominated. Vey moved to London. By his musical name of Mark Ashton, he joined the band called Rare Bird and began writing music, including their first album ”Sympathy” which became an international hit record.

He later moved to New York and Los Angeles to pursue a solo recording career, and Vey rediscovered his love of painting.Recording up to 8 LPs, Mark travelled around the world and lived in many places that inspired his creations.

Vey has exhibited in New York, London, Canterbury, St. Tropez, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis. His paintings are on permanent display in various galleries around the world. After 3 years painting in Spain, he now lives and paints in Nice, France.

2007 he met with acclaimed London art critic Brian Sewell who thought Mark?s work ”Supreme”.

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