The Harbour Gallery owner, Mark David Hatwood, studied art & media at Bristol. He went on to follow his first love, music, by joining Les Gray’s Mud as drummer in 1983. He toured with them for three years, before working for many well known acts both as drummer and musical director including The New Seekers and Johnny Hates Jazz.
After working with legendary music writer, Harald Faltermeyer (Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop), in 1993 Mark moved to Berlin and signed a deal with BMG as in-house songwriter for many bands including The Weather Girls and Culture Beat.
Mark moved to Cornwall in 2004 where he founded two environmental social enterprises, which, over five years, grew to become a multi, national-award winning UK wide scheme. He was offered an unconditional fellowship of the RSA for his environmental achievements in 2009.
Returning to his artistic roots, Mark took over the Harbour Gallery in April 2012 and in four years, has increased its turnover six fold. It has forged some exciting relationships with award-winning hotels like the Scarlet, Bedruthan and the Driftwood and in 2016, expanded by 150% to now exhibit over 35 artists from Cornwall, the UK and internationally.
In 2015, Mark launched the global marketplace for pre-owned and new artwork, ArtRehome, which has been a huge success in its first year and is now expanding to its global demand by building multi-territory, multi-currency sites.
Mark is also founder editor of the popular not-for-profit social enterprise Roseland Online and continues to write in his spare time. His newest movie is scheduled to be filmed in the autumn of 2016.