Coastlines exhibition launch …

Yesterday’s launch of my solo show ‘Coastlines’ at Greyfriars Art Space in King’s Lynn brought in over thirty visitors. Thanks to everyone who came and for all the enthusiasm and great feedback.

The exhibition runs till Saturday 11 October and also includes a small selection of distinctive ceramics, fired using an ancient Japanese method, by Dameon Lynne.

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

rust, rocks and rope …

Gallery

This gallery contains 17 photos.

abstract photography from my recent trip to Cornwall – St Ives, Newlyn, Cape Cornwall. Hope you enjoy browsing the images as much as I enjoyed taking them.

water water everywhere …

Private View, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014.

With my work at the Private View, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014

A warm Thursday evening last week, found me in London at The Mall Galleries for the Private View of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, in which I was a finalist. It was a busy night, with many exhibiting artists, guests and the sponsors Smith & Williamson. The standard and variety of finalists’ work was very impressive, ranging from photo-realism to semi-abstract and the full spectrum of watercolour media including pure watercolour, ink, acrylic and gouache.

Private View, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014, Mall Galleries, London.

Private View, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014, Mall Galleries, London.

We met and chatted with some interesting people, including cityscape artist Janet Kenyon and her partner Bob, who had travelled all the way down from Carlisle. Janet’s stunning city skylines (see below) have won many awards, including the RWS/Sunday Times 2009 Smith & Williamson Cityscape prize.

Janet Kenyon, Cityscape artist

One of two entries by Janet Kenyon.

Among many other entries, ‘Cloud Study, Loughborough’ (below) by graduate Phlip Clarke also caught my attention, with its intensity and depth and urban foreground.

'Cloud Study, Loughborough' by Philip Clarke

‘Cloud Study, Loughborough’ by Philip Clarke

 

The exhibition now travels to the Guildford House Gallery, 155 High St, Guildford GU1 3AJ where it will be on view from 14 November to 3 December. After which it will be exhibited in Smith & Williamson’s offices up and down the country.

For an indepth review and a video of this year’s show, including the prizewinner, take a look at the always excellent Making A Mark blogspot post here.