Coastal marks …

Mixed media on watercolour board. Mari French 2014

Mixed media on watercolour board. Mari French 2014 


Abstract. Mixed media on watercolour board. Mari French 2014

Mixed media on watercolour board. Mari French 2014

 

I’ve been using the relatively quiet period since my King’s Lynn solo exhibition in September, to experiment with a few abstracts and also to develop my visual language, my mark making, in the process. 

The one above and one below left, are part of a series inspired by the north Norfolk salt marsh coast, two of which recently sold from Thompsons Gallery in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

 

 

 

 

 

a safer distance …

I’ve been developing my sketch ‘a safer distance’ further (see previous post ‘passing time’). This artwork is acrylic ink and tissue on watercolour paper, approx 40 x 45 cms. 

The original inspiration was the crumbling interior of a 19th century dynamite store at Cape Cornwall, a place I’ve visited a few times this year (see my post on the art residency I took at Brisons Veor). The small austere structure, perched on the rocks above Priests Cove, was originally part of Cape Cornwall Mine. The bolts and bars in the fabric of the interior walls were bleeding rust in a very interesting way. I seem to be very attracted to industrial archaeology lately.

I like that I can see other imagery in this. It feels there may be potential for a series here.

A safer distance. Acrylic ink/tissue on paper. Mari French 2014.

A safer distance. Acrylic ink/tissue on paper. Mari French 2014.

 

Old dynamite store, Cape Cornwall. Mari French 2014

Old dynamite store, Cape Cornwall. Mari French 2014


passing time…

a few workbook pages filled while invigilating my recent solo exhibition in King’s Lynn.
The first three are inspired by exploration of the Penwith mining area in west Cornwall; the last two by recent walks along the north Norfolk saltmarsh.
Food for thought here I think …

workbook 2. Mari French 2014

workbook 2. Mari French 2014

 

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A safer distance. Mari French 2014


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