Thank you so much for designing the beautiful award for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The simplicity of your design is testament to the thought and hard work which goes into the work of all artists. The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, CM, O’Ont
Over the past few years Mark has created and designed several very different works of art for me. He is an artist extraordinaire. His finished work is flawless and of striking beauty and clarity. He is truly a unique and talented artist in crystal sculpture. The late Edward M. Bronfman, Former Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management (formerly Edper Group)
Mark, the truly magnificent sculpture you so ably designed and crafted was one of the highlights of marking an important milestone in the Bank’s history. Your art form and and talent is truly unique. Matthew W. Barrett, Former Chairman, Bank of Montreal and Barclays Bank PLC, U.K.
Very rarely in business do you find a unique individual like Mark. He has a well balanced creative and business minded vision. A true professional. Bill Banham Founder, Momentum Group Global and Former President, Virgin Records Canada
Mark, thank you for creating such a beautiful award, your art pieces have a life and depth to them that is beautiful to look at and inspiring as well – makes me want to get out and do some art. Thank you for sharing yours with me. Jeff Bridges, Oscar Winning Hollywood Actor & Director, commenting on receiving the 2000 Raul Julia Global Citizen Award, Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
Your work is elegant and impeccable. Merel Poloway Julia, (wife of the late actor Raul Julia) commenting on the 1999 Raul Julia Global Citizen Award presented to Susan Sarandon, Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
I know of Mark Rayne Roberts’ remarkable work through the awards he sculpted for the Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Man In Motion World Tour. I feel very fortunate to have been a recipient of such extraordinary sculptures. Rick Hansen, President & CEO, Rick Hansen Foundation
Going further in his quality of work than required is Mark’s hallmark. Meeting Mark was however the highlight, as he is a person of depth and complexity who manages to create superb works of art. Jacoline Loewen, Director, Crosbie & Company Inc.
I was stopped in my tracks by a stunning piece of crystal by Mark Raynes Roberts. There is a very fine line separating much crystal art; but this is the real thing. Christopher Buckley, Editor, Forbes FYI Magazine and Author, New York, N.Y. (Asprey, New York Exhibition)
Mark’s glass wall installation “A View To Our Heritage” allowed us to enhance our beautiful library which is designed to encourage an openness to knowledge, and reminds us of the world beyond science and of the vastness and openness of our Canadian heritage. Dr. John Kelton, Dean and Vice-President, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
“You cannot be an ‘Earthling’..! When one sits back and ‘sees’ with-their-eyes the magnificence you’ve created, it’s the works of a Leonardo Da Vinci and yes: Michelangelo! TRULY AMAZING! Bravissimo Mark. Jo Lee Mascioli – Mansell, Founder & Editor, Jo Lee Magazine
I’m writing to tell you how absolutely blown away I was when I opened the box containing that unique glass. You seem to have captured all my loves in one piece of glass – quite an achievement. Steve Paikin, The Agenda, TVO, Toronto
We fell in love with the design as it was unique and beautiful. When you look at the precision required and understand you can’t make a mistake. Its more than we ever imagined. Stacey Allaster, President, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, St. Petersburg, Florida. (On commissioning the Rogers Cup in 2001)
Mark is an extraordinary talent. He has an ability of understanding the soul of a company quickly and expresses it with striking clarity and impact in the beautiful sculpture he produces. The visual concept he created for us was stunning capturing the symbolic meaning and global aspirations of our business. We have been able to use the art to gain better commitment from our divisions worldwide. Dr. Derek Cornthwaite, Former President & CEO, Diversey Corporation, Presidents’ Challenge Award
Mark’s creativity, passion and sheer artistic talent are matched by the intense personal connection he brings to every project. He seems to be a centuries old master-craftsman flung into the future to remind us that art and business have the same DNA. He has been a great friend to my favourite causes and so many others that make a difference in the world. Jim Hayhurst, President, Pretio Interactive