Mark Elling & Simon Manners Exhibition

Start date: Saturday 23rd March 2024
End date: Friday 19th April 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Levels 3 & 4 Salisbury District Hospital

Mark and Simon are exhibiting works with us for the first time.  Inspired by landscapes and colour. Both are new artists developing their style and interests in the past few years.



Art has interested me for as long as I can remember. However, I’ve only been painting since the pandemic unexpectedly created opportunities to try various styles. The work is influenced by my formal training as a graphic designer but not constrained by it. My artistic journey is still in progress and this excites me to find my ‘voice’ guided by regular tuition and finding inspiration in nature.


I have no formal art training but have been interested in art from a young age and have often made attempts at painting in oils or acrylics over the years. A couple of years ago I started attending a workshop that focuses on semi abstract landscapes and I feel that this was the catalyst in finding a style that I am happy with, and really enjoy.