Marc Rayner was born in Woolongong, N.S.W, Australia in 1959. Attended primary and secondary schools in Canberra -when the family moved there in 1966.

As a student he has attended several institutions in Australia including the Tasmanian School Of Art and NMIT, Victoria.

In the summer of 2005 Rayner moved to Sweden (in the Stockholm area) and began painting and producing art once again but with a new and invigorated freedom.

As an artist he concernes himself largely with historical events and social issues.