Sydney based artist Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken has been working as an artist and arts educator for three decades both within Australia and internationally.His work has been collected by public and private collectors such as the Earl Lew collection in Singapore, the Prudential collection, USA and IGL Australia. Visit him at SmithrankenART Studio located at Unit 10, 20-28 Maddox Street, Alexandria where you can also view art by Bernadette Smith. Phone 0404265024 for an appointment or email mark4paint@yahoo.com.au

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken

Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken

Skin Deep

Skin Deep
acrylic on canvas 1200 x 200 mm

The White Whales

The White Whales
acrylic on canvas 1500 x 1500 mm

White Whales detail

White Whales detail

salt and Ice

salt and Ice
1.5m x 1.5m Acrylic on canvas

Latitudes

Latitudes
acrylic on canvas 1.5 x1.5 m

Secret

Secret
acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Black Horse Country

Black Horse Country
acrylic on canvas 2 metres x 1.4 metres

Shadowland

Shadowland
Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Inflexion

Inflexion
Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Trace and Transience

Trace and Transience
Acrylic on canvas 130 x 150 cm

Inversion

Inversion
150 x150 cm

Response

Response
100 x 100 cm acrylic on canvas

Liminal Trace

Liminal Trace
Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Salt Narrative 2

Salt Narrative 2
150 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas

Salt Journeys 1-3

Salt Journeys 1-3
Salt Journeys 1-3 triptych 140 x 330 cm acrylic on canvas

Touch and Trace

Touch and Trace
122 x 152 cm acrylic on canvas

Now and Tommorrow

Now and Tommorrow
acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Big Industrial Painting

Big Industrial Painting
acrylic on canvas 180 x 180 cm

Flag

Flag
150 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas

Luminous

Luminous
180 x 180 cm

Bamboo

Bamboo
acrylic on canvas

Jade

Jade

Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress
Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken and Bernadette Smith's entry to the 2017 Harbour Sculpture prize in Woolwich

Random Acts

Random Acts
installation variable dimensions

The Navigators

The Navigators
Art on the Greenway installation, dimensions variable

Erasure

Erasure
acrylic on canvas

ON CONSIGNMENT

The paintings below are available at Graphis Art and Framing in Woollahra.

Resurgence

Resurgence
150 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas

Limitless

Limitless
acrylic on canvas 145 x 200 cm

Infinite

Infinite
Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm

Smithrankenart Studio

Smithrankenart Studio
Art by Bernadette Smith and Mark Elliot-Ranken

Sold Works

The following works are sold. Commissions are available on request.

Convergence

Convergence
150 x 150cm acrylic on canvas

Salt Shore

Salt Shore
1.5 x 1.5 cm acrylic on canvas

Deep Blue

Deep Blue
1.5 x 1.5 m acrylic on canvas

Dark Harbour

Dark Harbour
130 x 130 cm acrylic on canvas

Variant

Variant
acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Whale Song

Whale Song
acrylic on canvas 1.5 x 1.5m

Yunnan

Yunnan
acrylic on canvas 140 x 140cm

Salt Trace

Salt Trace
120 x 120 cm acrylic on canvas

Immersion

Immersion
150 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas

Dark Horse Evocation

Dark Horse Evocation
acrylic on canvas

Revelation

Revelation
150 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas

Saltlands

Saltlands
acrylic on canvas 1.6 x 1.8 m

Reducto 4: The Salt Sea Road

Reducto 4: The Salt Sea Road
160 x 180cm acrylic on canvas

Aqueous

Aqueous
120 x 120 cm acrylic on canvas

Salt

Salt

Salt Road

Salt Road

Salt Seas

Salt Seas
180 x 180 cm acrylic on canvas

Secret Country

Secret Country
160 x 180 cm acrylic on canvas

Oct 6, 2012

Aesthetic Transgressions show at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Aesthetic Transgressions 
exhibition of new imagery from Bernadette Smith and Mark Elliot-Ranken at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown  www.smithrankenart.com

Aesthetic Transgressions at Chrissie Cotter Gallery is a two person exhibition of painting and photo media from October 10th to 21st October. Mark Elliot-Ranken and Bernadette Smith are artistic partners now based in Sydney. They spent many years living and working overseas where the influence of travel and diverse cultural experiences have found expression in an expanded sensibility. Both contemporary artists share an affinity although their aesthetic processes differ. Meet the artists in person and share in their creative insights.



Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken’s work has seen a steady refinement towards a minimalist aesthetic concentrating on surface, language and the exploration of space. His current works are large enigmatic canvases with a restricted palette concentrating on the act of painting and the ongoing creation of visual language exploring the terrain of the sub-conscious. Mark sees his work as dynamic expressions of space explored through the language of poetic mark-making. “This is the language of liberation - a state we all need to obtain to live rather than simply exist.” says Mark Elliot-Ranken.

Bernadette Smith MFA investigates the sensual depths of impasto surfaces and the viscous fusions that can occur through oil painting. Her paintings follow a finely honed aesthetic exploring the materiality of paint and surface structure where skeins of paint are pushed and pulled to reveal their quintessence.  In her experimental photography she plumbs psychosocial depths as imagery emerges out of the shadows into light. In both art forms Bernadette explores the core embodiment of the media. “Form becomes content representing synthesis in this process-based art research. The traces that remain are like an alchemical residue.” says Bernadette Smith.

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