Born in Middlesex in 1970, Marcus Perry moved to Devon as a child and then to Cornwall in 1986. He was educated at Exmouth Community College and continued his education at Camborne College. He has worked as a mason and sculptor for twenty-seven years, drawing inspiration from the people and the countryside around him. He sees it as inevitable that this led to an interest in the wealth of minerals beneath our feet, and in the mining heritage of the area. As a result he has been exploring mines and collecting minerals for over twenty years. The properties of the stone have played a major part in his interest in sculpture.
Over the years Marcus Perry has been commissioned to produce works for many private collections throughout the country and abroad and has exhibited at Bellurian House, Penzance, Geevor Tin Mine, the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, and Hampton Court Palace.