Illustrations inspired by wildlife & nature by Mark B

444 Sales


Illustrations inspired by wildlife & nature by Mark B

444 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Mark B


wintersmoke is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi there! I've closed my shop for a while. If you have any queries at all in the meantime please don't hesitate to send me a message!
Thanks :)
Mark B

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 19, 2015

Hi there! I've closed my shop for a while. If you have any queries at all in the meantime please don't hesitate to send me a message!
Thanks :)
Mark B

Mark B

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Mark B


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alesouef on Oct 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped on time, absolutely beautiful and very friendly personal service. Thanks Mark- they look so great in my baby's room!!

Jane Millar

Jane Millar on Oct 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love all of these prints, they are cute and expressive and just look great on the wall! Bring out some gift cards Mark!

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Art inspired by nature

My earliest memories are of drawing. I remember endlessly scribbling away at pictures of characters from old Warner Brothers cartoons. Ever since those days I've loved creating art and strive to re-capture the sense fun, joy and wonder at the world that I felt when I was a kid.

I create art to reflect my biggest sources of inspiration: nature and wildlife though the prism of things that excite me: 50's & 60's animation design, typography, the bold shapes of picture books and the darkness & light of folk stories.

I live in a cottage in small sleepy country village in England, complete with a cricket green, red postboxes and blue/gray skies (depending on the day). I'm lucky enough to share a home with my lovely girlfriend, Sarah, who makes jewellery for a living, and the equally lovely, Totoro - our puppy - whose likes include dandelion clocks and chasing butterflies.

My shop, Winter Smoke, is named after one of my favourite poems by Tennessee Williams', 'Winter Smoke is Blue and Bitter'.


Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2015
Thanks for visiting my shop!

All my original art is painted on lightfast Italian hand made cotton rag paper, using gouache paint with the highest permanence ratings. This means your piece should last over 100 years and, if displayed under optimal conditions, over 200 years.

For prints - all my prints are done using Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink on 330gsm Epson hot press natural matte paper. Basically I've gone to great lengths by testing a lot of very expensive papers & inks to ensure that not only does each print look its best but also should have an excellent display life of over 100 years.

Like all people selling art I've spent a lot of time getting the displayed images to as closely match the colour of each painting as possible, however please note that due to the fact that every monitor displays colours differently there may be small variances between the actual prints/painting and the way you see it on your screen.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
You can pay via paypal, with debit and credit cards through Etsy's direct checkout and also you can use one of Etsy's gift cards! Unfortunately I don't accept cheques or money transfers unless by prior agreement.
For prints I typically ship orders out 2 working days after purchase - as I make each print to order and use very high quality materials, I need to allow the ink on the print a full 24 hours drying time. At busy periods this may be up to 4 days. I will send notification once your order is shipped.

For original art I typically ship the day after purchase, however please allow up to 3 working days at busy times. I will send notification of shipment once any orders are sent.

Delivery times from the day of dispatch are usually up to working 2 days for the UK and 10-14 working days for overseas destinations but please allow 28 days from the date of your purchase.

I ship all international parcels via regular Airmail and all domestic parcels via Royal Mail first class.

If payment is made by e-cheque I will send orders after it has cleared.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are in anyway unhappy with your items or it has been damaged/lost in transit, please don't hesitate to contact me so we can get something sorted.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions at all just convo me!

I'm generally open for commissions so if you are interested one just drop me a line.

Artist retains all copyright and reproduction rights. Please note sale does not reflect transfer of copyright.