Mark Francis was born 1962 in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
He studied Fine Art Painting at St Martins and Chelsea Schools of Art and continues to live in London. He is a painter who creates contemporary abstract paintings based on scientific imagery.
Exhibitions include Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery Dublin, Glen Dimplex Irish Museum of Modern Art, Milton Keynes Gallery, City Art Gallery Manchester and Saatchi Collection exhibition Sensation, Royal Academy. His work is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Thomas Schulte Berlin and Galerie Forsblom Helsinki. His work can be found in collections including Tate Gallery, Deutsche Bank, Southampton City Art Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Council, Ulster Museum and Arts Council England.