Mark Dunford was born in Dorset. He studied at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design from 1980 to 1982, and then at the Slade School of Fine Art until 1987. In 2001 he was elected a member of the London Group. He moved to Cornwall in 2005.

Dunford is a regular exhibitor at Tregony Gallery on the Roseland peninsula. His work has also been shown in the Netherlands and in Italy.


Painter in oils


1993: The Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall Galleries, London

1993: The London Group, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London

1996: Thirteen Contemporary Artists, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

2013: Draw the Line, Millennium Gallery, St Ives

2014: From Bomberg to Rego - The London Group at Southampton, Southampton City Art Gallery (July-Nov)

2014: The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (Oct)

2014: Penlee Inspired, Penlee Art Gallery, Penzance (Dec)

2021: Into the Light' (solo show), Tregony Gallery, Roseland peninsula (8-29 May)



The London Group - 2001 to present


1996 Sunday Times,10 November, Thirteen Contemporary Artists, Dulwich Picture Gallery 2003 90th Anniversary Yearbook of the London Group – IBSN 0-9545238-0-6 2006 Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman, Art Dictionaries - ISBN: 9780953260904 2009 Drawing: act and artefact catalogue for the London Group, Morley Gallery, London 2013 The London Group: a history 1913-2013, David Redfern – ISBN 978-1-00-001585-0 2014 Public Foundation Catalogue – Feature ‘From David Bomberg to Paula Rego’ 2014 From David Bomberg to Paula Rego, the London Group in Southampton – ISBN 978-0-9927089-2-4 2014 ’50 Mark Dunford’ a self-published book of drawings 2014 ‘Patrick George’ by Andrew Lambirth, Sansom & Co - ISBN978-1-908326-47-8