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MarkChurms.com·INTERIOR FINE ART & THE ART OF HISTORY
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Timothy Mark Churms has spent the last two
decades honing his artistsic talents as a
Freelance Fine Artist. Now a US Citizen,
living and working in USA, this British born
artist has risen to the top of his profession
as an Historical Artist and Decorative Fine
|for MUSEUM||US CIVIL WAR PAINTINGS,
NEW FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
20"x30" oil on panelli
enlarged for museum display
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by permission of National Park Service, who purchased the above three paintings' copyrights
20"x30" oil on panelli
enlarged for museum display
|for private home||LARGE HISTORICAL MURAL EXAMPLE||2009|
62"x71" oil on canvas
62"x172" & 62"x39" oil on canvas
TEXAS HISTORY 1836 (over 25,000 sq inches)!
62"x39" & 62"x86" oil on canvas
Timothy Mark Churms has painted professionally
since the age of 24. Churms was born in Wales
but lived most of his childhood years in
England. He started his career as a full-time
artist in 1990, after graduating from Oxford
Polytechnic with a degree in Architectural
studies. Having realized his interests in
Military history, Churms portrayed numerous
historical figures and battle scenes throughout
the world. He then had his exemplary military
history paintings printed as posters and
limited edition prints by respected Fine
Art publishers in Great Britain, within months
of starting his business. In his first year,
his equestrian paintings were selected for
exhibition at Christie’s and Sotheby’s of
London. Churms started his career as a self
employed historical, equestrian and military
artist in 1991 by publishing his exemplary
art with the well-known military art prints
company Cranston Fine Arts in Scotland.
After living in Scotland for a few years, in 1998 he crossed over “the pond” to the United States, to Virginia, near Washington, D.C. (where he met his wife-to-be, Kristina), then up to Manhattan in New York to become the Vice President of TheHistoryWeb.com/TheHistoryMart.com. He then married Kristina, in 2000 and moved to Brooklyn, where he witnessed the events of 9/11.
Heading west, Churms moved to Phoenix, Arizona in late 2001 (Geronimo and Apache country) and was hired as Quality Control Manager for Phoenix Art Group Incorporated (a leading US decorative fine art wholesale company). Churms left Phoenix Art Group Inc. in 2003 to continue his career as an Historical Artist. Mark Churms also paints many decorative fine art pieces in acrylics, under his first name "Timothy" from his studio in the eastern "pan-handle" of beautiful West Virginia, just over and hour from Washington D.C. in the heart of American Civil War country."Timothy" decorative line of work is characterized by frequently large works of art in acrylic paints on canvas. Many paintings are textured and include metallic pigments, adding depth and interest to strong compositions with beautiful and subtle colors.(Note: for copyright reasons, only a very small fraction of several hundred decorative "Timothy" images, painted to date, are currently displayed on this website) In February of 2009 Mark became a US Citizen.
Mark Churms continues to publish his own military prints. Realism, detail, accuracy, dramatic lighting and strong compositions are the reasons why most military collectors and enthusiasts agree that Mark Churms is one of the world's best historical artists alive today. Over the years Churms has lent his brush to a huge diversity of subject matter and styles. His skill in the portrayal of humans, horses, animals, still-life and landscapes, using contemporary and modern techniques has earned him admiration, acclaim and a large following of art collectors. Many history artists paint a limited range of subject matter such as: aviation art, American Civil War, Naval battles, historical buildings or portraits, but Churms has lent his brush to a huge diversity of historical subject matter. His skill in the portrayal of humans, horses, land, sea and air combat has earned him admiration, acclaim and a huge following of military collectors interested in diverse periods of military history.
Mark Churms' art is now widely available for your home or office as military art prints, which can be seen throughout the world in military museums, art galleries and specialist picture framers worldwide. Original art has been exhibited at a variety of prestigious locations including Christie's and Sotheby's (London), Guards Museum (London), Household Cavalry Museum (Combermere Windsor), Airborne Forces Museum (Aldershot), Bannockburn Heritage Center (Scotland), etc…. Mark is also specially commissioned by the US military, British Army and US National Park Service to create unique illustrations for public display, commemorating historic events and battlefields.
for US ARMY, 2009
artist signs a print for
female soldier featured in image
ADVISE & ASSIST - fine art print
28"x43" original oil presented
to US Cavalry Brigade at Fort Hood TX
· HISTORICAL PRINTS - BRINGING THE PAST &
PRESENT TO LIFE
Have you ever wondered what it was really like to be present at some of the most important and influential events in world history? Churms' art allows you, the viewer to visually experience the drama of World History! Feel the pounding hooves of mass cavalry charges of English Medieval knights at the Battle of Bannockburn or witness the awesome spectacle of divisions of Napoleonic heavy cavalry charging against the steadfast redcoat squares of allied infantry at the Battle of Waterloo. See W.W. II Japanese kamikaze attacks against American warships in the Pacific, or witness the humanity of the rescue of US sailors from the USS Indianapolis, after 5 days adrift in shark infested waters.
The armies of Ancient Greece and Rome, American doughboys of WWI, as well as many United States Naval ships and many British army regiments have been featured in Churms' paintings. Currently Mark's projects include paintings and prints for the modern US Army, featuring current deployments and historical projects for the American National Park Service and Museums (many of these are not shown on this website for copyright reasons).
Churms often returns to specific themes to tell a fuller story of particular events. For example, the gallant defense of Rorke's Drift in Natal during the 1879 Zulu War, the British Indian Army, or US Navy Warships of World War II, are all a collectible series of military art prints by Churms. Famous last stands are also popular subjects for Churms' palette. David Crockett at the Alamo-1836, and Custer's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn-1876, and other famous battles have all been presented on canvas.
·DETAIL AND HISTORICAL ACCURACY
"Detail of research for any history painting is key, if you are attempting a realistic representation" says Churms. Mark researches many of his paintings in great detail and travels the world to view historic warships, battlefield locations, museums and military archives. Churms always uses primary sources for research (first hand accounts) whenever possible, and he actually taught himself to speak French to translate Napoleonic military inspection reports, and correspondence! He also learned in detail how to construct military uniforms and has in fact made a complete reproduction of a French Napoleonic Cuirassier of 3e Regiment (including a completely hand sewn uniform).
For 20th century subjects, Churms says he, "interviews with actual war veterans whenever possible as they can provide the experience and detailed observations only available from those who were actually present in combat or at other historical events."
There are many documentaries available on cable television on a variety of topics, including all eras of military history. These documentaries are very educational and many about 20th century history feature in-depth interviews with veterans who were there. Most Comcast offers include a variety of history channels as part of their daily programming. History buffs can find many informative and entertaining documentaries to enjoy.
·OIL MASTERPIECES of HISTORICAL SUBJECTS on LINEN or CANVAS or BOARD
Timothy Mark Churms' decorative work and Mark Churms detailed historical artwork are strongly influenced by impressionist masters; Manet, Degas and by 19th Century French artists; Meissonier, Detaile, David, Corbet and Ingres to name but a few.The work of the Pre-Raphaelites, Lady Butler, Caton Woodville and other English and German artists of the Victorian period also influence his brush and palette. Mark's work also draws from the benefits of 21st century technological advances in the fields of photography and optics. Mark Churms military history art is painted in artist oil colors (though commissions in acrylics are accepted also), and frequently paints large works of art on stretched fine linen or canvas. Small or large paintings (Including very large wall mounted murals), are no problem for this versatile Military Artist.
Churms' artwork is also sought after by professionals and corporations, featured in prominent videos, quality product packaging, computer games, and many military magazines and periodicals. If you are looking for quality military art prints or historical art, you need not look any further. Also, check out Mark's commission page at www.markchurms.com for any questions on commissioning your very own historical painting by the world renowned, Mark Churms. or e-mail us at original_art@MarkChurms.com
·DECORATIVE PAINTINGS FOR INTERIORS
Churms also paints beautiful pictures for interior designers. Gentle flowers, subtle human portraits to animals, picturesque landscapes and decorative compositions and abstract art decorate many fine art collector's walls throughout the world. Mark's decorative paintings for homes and offices are often painted, large scale on canvas using acrylic paints. To find out more about Mark's art for interiors click here.
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