Mark Ashton


Mark Ashton

Mark Vey paints trees.

Trees are the living memory of his childhood in Scotland.

Trees have had a profound impact on him. "They are part of me."

Vey calls his style "Musicalism". He plays on the canvas like a musician which makes the trees dance in the colors of his music and surrealist style. "My musical success is the past, but the music is still alive in my paintings. 2007 he met with acclaimed London art critic Brian Sewell who discribed Mark’s works as Supreme colors.

Grew up in the Scottish countryside of Sterlingshire.

At a very young age, he shows a talent for drawing and music. His passion for music soon predominated and he played in a band which opened for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Yardbirds, at this time he began writing music.

Vey moved to London. By his musical name of Mark Ashton, he joined a band called Rare Bird and their first single "Sympathy" became an international hit record.

He later moved to New York and Los Angeles to pursue a solo recording career, and Vey rediscovered his love of painting. It was the perfect complement; exposing while composing. Recording up to 7 LP's, Mark travelled around the world and lived in many places that inspired his creations.

Vey exhibited in New York, London, Barcelona, St. Tropez, Aix-An Provence, Nice, Hambourg etc. His paintings are on permanent display in various galleries around the world.

After 3 years painting in Spain, he now lives and paints in Nice Côte d’Azur France.

Collections include Julian Lennon.

Vey describes his art as « Musicalism »



My art is devoted to capturing nature through my imagination.

My love of painting began when I was 12 years old. I studied art at school for 5 years. However, I also had another passion which was music !

In 1970, I became an International Recording Artist and Composer, recording 7 albums and Residing in London, Los Angeles, Paris and New York.

In 1996 art came back into my life. I began to paint again and was inspired by Impressionism.

In 2003 I left New York to live and paint in Spain. That is where I found my own identity as a painter, turning to the Surealists for inspiration.

My art has sold Internationally and now I reside in Nice France. It’s a Great Honour for me to be invited to submit my art to your Gallery.