Born in Northern Ireland, Mark Francis studied painting at St. Martin's School of Art and the Chelsea School of Art. His art practice is poised between abstraction and representation. Francis’s wet-on-wet paintings and prints derive from his interest in biological and cellular forms and refer to man's internal environment or biology. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in 2008. His work is represented in significant public and private collections.