Mark Covell was born in 1972 in Hartford, CT and began drawing fanatically at the age of five. The young artist, fed on a healthy diet of comics, Star Wars and Frank Frazetta, immersed himself in the drawing and painting of these favorite subject matters. After graduating from Paier College of Art, Mark began illustrating children’s books. Since then, he has moved on to a successful career of concept art and storyboarding. Mark’s work has been featured in Playboy Magazine, DC comics, and can be seen regularly in Spectrum, the Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.
Mark is currently focusing on his personal work bringing his bizarre robotic visions to life. Mark has the attitude that shiny new mechanics have no story to tell until they’ve tarnished over time. He has been creating a haunted world where the abandoned factory and empty shell of machines becomes an eerie thing of beauty. His paintings can be seen in several southern California galleries including Copro Nason, La Luz de Jesus, and M Modern.