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Mark Kingsley Brown

Surf Artist

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Mark Kingsley Brown

Carlsbad, California

Mark Kingsley Brown settled in Leucadia, California in 1982 for the waves, the people and the beauty. His lifelong passion for the visual arts became the instrument for establishing Kingsley Group Design. Years of "Helping Outstanding Businesses Stand Out" have given Mark a perspective of deep appreciation of the visual arts. Over 20 years in developing winning advertising campaigns, marketing communications, web development and commercial illustration have brought him to a place where he turned his talents to painting as well.

"I am inspired by my twin brother Dave, who I learned to surf with at 16. He's painted for years and I consider the real painter. I just started painting in a friendly brotherly competition where we started exchanging paintings on our birthday." Born in Berkeley, California, Mark grew up in Los Angeles and Orange County and moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State. "I loved San Diego and have lived all over from La Mesa to Ocean Beach, but I was always driving up to surf in the north county so I decided to settle in this area."

Brown's subject matter is eclectic. His approach is to have fun. Using a wide variety of mediums from acrylics to oils keeps his work in a constant state of experimentation. There is a graphic edge to many of Mark's works credited to his years of experience in the graphic design field.

His surfing lifestyle has given him the opportunity to travel to Europe, Australia, Fiji, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nantucket, Hawaii as well as most of the California coast.

He lives is Carlsbad, California where he operates Kingsley Group Design, Inc. and paints.