Artist Mark McPhelim – Breuk

Rain or shine, Breuk makes Glasgow look spectacular.   Mark McPhelim’s art has the remarkable ability to captivate – transforming even the most ordinary into something magical and memorising.

His slick interpretation of the underground in Glasgow District Subway makes it surprisingly easy to appreciate the beauty in getting from A to B, or in this case – Buchanan Street  to Partick.

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Likewise, his colourful Tenement Ends breathes colourful new life into the average flat.

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And though completely contrasting in sentiment, there’s a familiarity in the heavy blue hues hanging over Work Pub Bookie Home and the amiable George Square Saturday Afternoon.

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His design and advertising background means his art is conceptual and ever-evolving rather than dedicated to a set method. Although committed to his craft, refreshingly this clever artist doesn’t take himself too seriously, showing his more playful side in bold work like No Fur Budgin.

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The research, composition and dedication are evident in the impressive and meticulously detailed Iconic Glasgow, a piece the artist describes as a’ labour of love’.


These beautiful creations were made to admire – in fact, Mark hopes people discover something new in the intricate details each time they look.

You don’t have to be from Glasgow to appreciate these attractive scenes because there’s a fluency that runs throughout all of the pieces, making them easy to relate to.   And whether you know Glasgow thoroughly or not at all, you’llfind something thought-provoking in Mark McPhelim’s portrayal of the city.

While Glasgow charisma runs throughout much of his work – this is only part of his repertoire.  The vivid landscapes of his striking Life in Nature series reflect both the diversity and scope of this artist’s eclectic talents.

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The future for Breuk – Mark McPhelim is as bright and beautiful as his works of art,  which are now shipped to every corner and continent.   Watch out for upcoming exhibitions, including a showcase of his work at the Merchant City Festival at the end of July. We eagerly await new work.


Discover more about this talented Glasgow-based artist on folksy. His new website is to launch in autumn


If you’re in Glasgow, keep your eyes open for his range of work at upcoming art fairs, in shops and galleries throughout the city.  Check out Breuk – Mark McPhelim on Facebook to see where he’ll be popping up


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