Born in Norwich England, Marcus now lives and works in Kingscliff, northern New South Wales A painter since childhood Bolen has only recently started exhibiting commercially. His works are personal expressions, drawn from his life and experiences. His constant compulsion to paint ensures that the works are constantly evolving, this new body of work has moved away from his previous landscape based painting towards a more abstract figurative style. He paints with abandonment and freedom utilizing oil sticks to mark his unprimed canvas with paint, resulting in a raw, uninhibited style. Bolen’s is not a perfect world, it highlights the imperfections of life and presents a realistic depiction of the world around us.
Boelen’s works are in collections in Europe, Asia and America.