Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Drawing Class starts this Saturday, 9th September!

So, I'll be teaching a drawing class on Saturday mornings at The Hunt Museum, Limerick starting 9th September!

From Pots to People...Drawing What You See!
Learn drawing fundamentals with an emphasis on FUN! 
We'll start easy with pottery on display in the museum and progress onto more complex forms including an introduction to portraiture.
Basic materials provided, sketchpad and pencil recommended.
This course is highly recommended for those interested in "Portrait Drawing- Head, Neck, & Shoulders" which will be offered on 28th October.
9, 16, 23 September and 7,14 October 2017
5 Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Pay as you go per session: €25
Prepaid for all 5 sessions: €100
Book Online

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Portrait Drawing Class- Saturday Mornings @Hunt Museum starts 4th March 2017

Portrait Drawing- Capturing a Likeness

The emphasis in this class will be on the techniques of observational drawing as well as basic anatomy and the drawing fundamentals necessary for drawing a convincing human head from various angles.  We'll draw from life as well as portraits in the museum!

Basic materials provided, sketchpad recommended.

This course is highly recommended for those interested in "Portrait Drawing-  Mastering Light and Shadow" which will be offered in on 29th April.

4th March- 1st April 20175 Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Pay as you go per session: €25
Prepaid for all 5 sessions: €100
Book Online

Tutor:  Mark Heng, Limerick Figure Drawing Society, Shortlisted on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 & 2016, Shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015
Have a look at Mark's website!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I'll be on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017!

So, I'll be on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 which begins tonight at 8 p.m.

There were 6 heats in the preliminary rounds and my episode airs on 14th February. To be judged to enter the competition, a self portrait was required, and here's mine.

I can't reveal any more, so you'll just have to watch to see what happens!

Fancy entering the next one? The deadline for the portrait competition is 3rd March 2017.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sky Arts Portrait Competition 2014

So, I entered the Sky Arts Portrait Competition...1500 entries, 72 got through..I'll be competing in the Dublin heat on the 15th June!   Gotta practice like crazzzzyyyy!!!
Here's my self portrait entry:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

7-Up Summer!

These were commissioned by a Dublin PR firm for 7-Up.
The concept was to caricature these social media users who would then share the image with their followers...Pretty smart, eh?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Harvard Science Lab Caricature Poster

"Hi Mark,
...The group portrait was a big hit when I unveiled it yesterday. I made a 16x20 print, framed it, wrapped it, and presented it to Prof Mooney at a lab cook-out. I think everyone really liked it, including Prof Mooney.
...A big thank you from the Mooney lab for creating such fun and memorable portraits for everyone :) And thanks again for completing this big project so quickly!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kindle, iPad, Yacht...

Dear Mark,

Thank you so much for the pictures.  I received them in the post this morning. 
You are a life-saver when it comes to presents. 

Kind regards.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bicycling in a Van Goh Landscape!

An extra special Retirement Gift for someone off to Provence!

Need a unique gift for the special people in your life?  Yes, you know who to call!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

From Limerick and Cork...

This was printed out, mounted, and matted to be used as a signing board at their wedding reception!
For more details:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Warning! Don't Buy from The Art Materials Company!

So, last October 2011, I ordered 40 brush pens for work.  
9 of them arrived with a note saying the other 31 were to come later.
Well, it's been about 11 months now, and they still haven't shown up.
Despite numerous emails, phone calls, letters, etc...
Don't buy from The Art Materials Company.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alarm!!! Proteins and DNA!!!

For a Harvard science paper

Hi, Mark.

Your last version of the cartoon was okayed by all authors.
They simply loved it.
Thanks, as always!
Job well done.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nice to be Appreciated!

Hi Mark,
Just wanted to say a huge Thank You for Friday evening.
I have received countless emails from very happy attendees who are all delighted with their pictures.

Claire Blair
Enterprise System Partners

Hi Mark,
Thank you very much for Friday Night .... the feed back is fantastic and the likeness of each individual drawing is crazy good.
Hope your drive home was ok.
Once again thank you very much.

Patrick Murphy
SSC General Accounting Team Member
Avery Dennison SSC, Cork, Ireland

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shamrocks and Brown Envelopes

What did Bertie, Miriam O'Callaghan, and Sean Fitzgerald learn from John Milton Keynes?  I don't know, but if you're a business major in Cork, you might find out.  Drawn for a Power Point presentation-  Graphs and info will appear in the background.  Cool, eh?

Need to spice up your next office or school presentation?  Contact me!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drinking in the Woods...

...with  a golden chalice.  A little Acrylic and Photoshop painting from a while ago that I thought would be fun to share.  I think I've learned a lot in the last few years, so it'd be fun to do more of these and see what I come up with.  Watch this space...