Mark A. Brennan

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Mark A. Brennan

Mark Brennan (born 1968) is a Canadian landscape painter known for his work depicting Canadian National parks and wilderness areas.[1]


Brennan was born in Swindon, England in 1968.[2] He grew up on the West Coast of Scotland, where he spent much of his time exploring the Scottish Highlands.[1] At 16 he joined the Royal Navy, where he worked as a shipborne photographer and learnt to express himself creatively.[3] At the age of 19 he emigrated to Pictou County in Nova Scotia, Canada,[3] took up painting and painted his first landscape in the early 1990s at Perch Lake in Trafalgar, Nova Scotia.[3]

Brennan’s main artistic focus has been to record Canada's wilderness areas and National Parks, where he paints on location in oil.[3] His work can be found in the Nova Scotia Government Public Art Bank Collection.[3][4] A documentary film exploring his work and life as an artist is being filmed for the Canadian and British markets.[1]

In October 2009 he was included in the book From Land & Sea, Nova Scotia's Contemporary Landscape Artists, published by Nimbus Publishing.



  1. ^ a b c "Local painter taking his art to the silver screen". News, The (Nova Scotia). July 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Mark Brennan. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  3. ^ a b c d e McIntyre, Cait (January 18, 2008). "Isolating creativity". News, The (Nova Scotia). Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Nova Scotia Artwork Purchased for Art Bank Collection". Tourism, Culture and Heritage (Nova Scotia). April 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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