‘The White cliffs’ (above) and ‘The South Downs’ (right), a pair of landscape paintings I did of a stay we had in Birling Gap last September. They are on display at the London Art Fair at the Design Centre, Islington with Long and Ryle gallery, stand 46, until Sunday 21st January.
Mark Entwisle RWS !!
I am very proud to announce that I have been invited to become a member of the Royal Watercolour Society.
This watercolour of our washing line, as seen from my studio, is part of the inaugural exhibition at the new RWS gallery in Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square. There will be more to follow.
‘The Bridge, My entry to last years Summer show at the Royal Acemy of Arts (it was exhibited)
I was delighted to have had this painting accepted into the Royal Watercolour Society competition and to have been awarded ‘The Artist Prize’ for 2023.
The selectors were Laura Freeman (Chief Art Critic of The Times), Jill Leman PRWS, Christie Bird RWS and Charles Williams RWS.
October 20-November 18, 2022
For my solo show at Long and Ryle Gallery in Pimlico, writer Lucy Scholes provided this inciteful essay
In ‘Daylight Matters’ a young girl, bordered on either side by lambent green foliage, approaches a dark tunnel. The viewer’s eye is drawn towards this shady centre, a pool of inky green so opaque it’s almost black. Where the darkness gives way to bright light on the other side, the tunnel’s mouth is ringed with what look like rolling, roiling flames of fire, flickers of olive and ochre. If there’s a thread that runs through Mark’s work—both his oil paintings and his watercolours, whether portraits, landscapes or still lives— it’s his astonishing ability to bring light to life on the canvas. The luminous centre of ‘Rowing Boat’ with its impression of the gentle undulations of sun-dappled water, glinting and gleaming between the soft sway of leaves and branches. The tablecloth that dominates ‘Walkie Talkie’, glowing with creamy, crisp whiteness. What is ‘Escaliers Jeunes, Bois Vert’ if not a portrait of light, the reflection of the window brazenly projected across the wall in an otherwise empty stairwell?
April 21-24. 2022
I had a number of works on show with Long & Ryle at this annual event at the Business Design Centre, Islington, N1
I had two pieces included in this the 39th edition of Flowers Gallery’s annual Small is Beautiful exhibition. Flowers invite contemporary artists working in any media to present works with a fixed economy of scale, each piece measures no more than 7 x 9 inches.
My entry to the RWS Open this year won the Seawhite Art Materials Prize 2022. The show was on at the Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH, in March
In July I had 12 small oils on gesso board in this online only solo exhibition at Long and Ryle
I had 4 paintings in this show at Long and Ryle in April. Each is a small oil on gesso board around 25 x 25 cm
“The paper bag was a favourite with all the judges”, confirms Ishbel Myerscough, “It had a lonely solitude, something I think we all felt a softness for.”
‘It makes something spellbinding and beautiful from distinctly unpromising subject matter – a paper bag sitting on a wonky table in a bare nondescript room. Yet somehow the quality of the light, the limited palette and the delicacy of the handling bring melancholy and poignancy to the scene.’
Gil Saunders, Senior Curator at the V&A Museum
A short film about me working on a portrait commission by Charis Entwisle
My portrait of Nantobeko Sibisi was selected by David Renfry RA for last years Royal Academy Summer Show.