Mark Cross is considered one of the South Pacific's leading contemporary realist painters. Dividing his time between studios in Auckland and the central Polynesian island of Niue. Mark Cross's works are sought after by collectors worldwide.
His paintings come from a place of water-bound isolation as he stages atmospheric compositions drawn from elements of the New Zealand and Pacific environment and more recently other parts of the world. Employing landscapes often with people in them, Mark Cross's works are well known for imparting a social message that speaks of mankind's delinquent abuse of his home the Earth. In their ethereal, visionary way, the works warn of the dire ecological imperatives that face both a small island and a planet.