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Mark Ashton Vey grew up in the Scottish countryside of Sterlingshire. At a very young age, he shows a talent for drawing and music and played in a band which opened for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Yardbirds.
Although he studied art in England, his passion for music soon predominated at beginning. Vey moved to London. By his musical name of Mark Ashton, he joined the band called Rare Bird and began writing music, including their first album "Sympathy" which became an international hit record.
He later moved to New York and Los Angeles to pursue a solo recording career, and Vey rediscovered his love of painting. It was the perfect complement; exposing while composing. Recording up to 8 LP's, Mark travelled around the world and lived in many places that inspired his creations.
Vey has exhibited in New York, London, Barcelona, St. Tropez, Aix-An Provence, Nice, Hambourg. His paintings are on permanent display in various galleries around the world. After 3 years painting in Spain he now paints in Nice France. 2007 Mark has met the acclaimed London art critic Brian Sewell who thinks his work Supreme.
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