Mark Raynes Roberts was born in 1961, in Sutton Coldfield, England, and has resided in Toronto, Canada since 1982. Trained under renowned British glass engraver and designer Ronald Pennell, he has specialized in engraved sculpture for the past 30 years. An Associate Fellow of the British Guild of Glass Engravers, his works can be found in corporate and private collections around the world. As a creative artist he remains introspective about his work, which has been concerned with transcendence over adversity and the universality of human striving and challenge. His art is focused on the complex issues that challenge all of humanity including human equality, the human relationship with the environment, and human capacity to celebrate our lives and mortality through hope.