Marc was born in Southwold, on the northern edge of the town that borders Easton Marshes, just a short walk from the sea.
He was a foreman brick-maker at a traditional brickworks at South Cove for three years before attending Lowestoft Art School and Manchester Metropolitan University. After graduating in 1995 Marc began to produce drawings and paintings in mixed media for exhibiting. He then continued the theme of his degree show which was a portrayal of the East Anglian coastline, including parts of his family history and its relationship with the sea through several generations.
'Working in mixed media my current paintings are a direct response to my interest in unusual compositions and viewpoints and the placement of sometimes ordinary objects and buildings within them. I often explore the juxtaposition of large open skies with strands of finely detailed horizons which epitomizes the ancient and ever changing East Anglian landscape of sea and salt-marsh'.