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Within the delicate interplay of pen and coffee, I embark on a creative journey centered on hope. As an artist, I believe in the transformative power of art to inspire and uplift the human spirit.
Through my unique medium, I aim to weave narratives of resilience, optimism, and the triumph of the human spirit. The warm tones of coffee stains and the fluid lines of the pen come together to create a visual tapestry that speaks of hope, enduring presence amidst the challenges we face. In a world filled with constant noise and distractions, I hope that my art serves as a quiet oasis, offering solace, reflection, and an invitation to savor the beauty that surrounds us every day.



Mark C Duke is a self-taught artist who is gaining recognition for his photorealistic art created using ballpoint pens. He was born on August 10th in Owerri Umuguma Umunwayi and is currently a student of Computer Science at Imo State University Owerri in Nigeria. Duke has managed to carve out a niche for himself in the art world with his unique approach to ballpoint pen art and has experimented with various mediums including pencils and paints, but he prefers the ballpoint pen because of its precision and ability to create fine lines. He has honed his skill over the years and has become a master of the craft. His art is highly detailed and often leaves viewers in awe of his talent.


Self Taught


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Title- Give us this day our daily bread

Medium- pen and coffee on paper

Size- 18 x 20 inches

Year - 2023

Title- I see through the flames

Medium- paint and coffee on paper

Size-  18 x 21 inches

Year - 2023

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