Marcus Patrick Haselden-Wood is the eldest son of Major Patrick Haselden-Wood and Margot Haselden-Wood. On the 13th July 1968, Marcus was born into the Hanover British Army Base, located at the time in West Germany. Then in 1970, Marcus did accompany his parents on a grand adventure of moving to Perth, Western Australia and began a new life by the ocean.
In the years following, Marcus showed a keen interest in science and art. Through his school years he grew his creative interests, which gave rise to a greater appreciation of the arts. By the end of his school years Marcus was a keen illustrator of various mediums and began to take writing more seriously. Through his further years in the studies of the sciences and his ensuing careers, Marcus wrote, drew and painted when time allowed.
Since then Marcus has been commissioned to do various art pieces, advertising, company logos, sold paintings through galleries, had in print political and satirical cartoon, produces a weekly comic strip series “Captain Jack” in the now finished Joondalup Times and till recently regularly appeared in the Community newspaper group with another comic series named “Skinz”.
In recent years Marcus has been working on illustrated stories. Quite by chance in the year 2017, Marcus did cross paths with the Scottish Artist, Colin McCallum. There was an instant friendship and Colin invited Marcus to be a part of and aid in the realisation of the “Highlander Gallery”.
Highlander Galley is now evolving at a rapid pace and giving birth to a number of exciting concepts. To Quote Marcus, “Watch this space, MAGIC is happening!” Marcus currently resides in the Northern coastal suburbs of Perth, with his beautiful wife, talented creative daughter and their cat, ‘Little Miss Puss’.