Mark Irwin grew up in Tunbridge Wells in Kent spending most of his time in the countryside.
After a torturous time at school and a few dead-end jobs, he joined the Royal Navy where he served for 36 years in roles as diverse as maintaining Sea Harrier jump jets, to managing the infrastructure of a NATO base in Norway.
Mark has always enjoyed working with his hands, and after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago, has thrown himself into sculpture where he finds the manipulation of metal and wire good for both body and mind.
He lives in the Yorkshire Wolds with his wife Belinda and has a studio in his garden.
Mark was recently featured in the Yorkshire Life Magazine series - A Day in the Life of: The feature is at the link below.