Mark Elsmore RI

By markelsmore, Jul 27 2014 06:31PM

2014 marks my fourteenth successful year of selection for the Smith & Williamson Sunday Times Watercolour Competetion. This year the judges were Sarah Armstrong Jones (Artist), Desmond Shawe-Taylor CVO (Surveyor of the Queen's pictures), Ben Ravenscroft (Artist) and Louis Wise (Critic & Writer, The Sunday Times).


This year I'm pleased to inform that two paintings have been selected, "Stairway to Heaven" and "Dredger".


Approximately 100 works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, 15 - 20 September 2014 and then the exhibition goes to Guildford House Gallery and will tour the offices of Smith & Williamson, October 2014 - January 2015.


‘Dredger’ reminds us about world resources and environmental issues. Random patterns have been baked into mud by an ever thirsty sun. There is a stark beauty and yet awful realisation that nature is at a premium. Water is scarce and precious, this scene man made. A ladder invites us down into the dredger; the situation is not hopeless and we still have the ability to change matters. We alter the world when we dredge the earth.

By markelsmore, Sep 15 2013 06:03PM

Following my 2012 First Prize I’m delighted to again be part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. This year I’m exhibiting ‘Friedrichstrasse Bridge’.


16th to 21st September, Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, 10am-5pm daily.


Exhibition Tour from October 2013- January 2014.


By markelsmore, Sep 22 2012 08:00AM

Following his success at the Sunday Times, Mark wins first prize at the Sixth Wirral Society of Arts National Open Art Exhibition. The winning painting 'Embankment Appointment' is a watercolour gouache and will be exhibited at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead, CH43 4UE from 22nd September until 4th November 2012.

By markelsmore, Aug 26 2012 05:00AM

Mark has been selected for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition on twelve occasions and this year wins first prize with his gouache ‘The Potteries National Park’.

Exhibition dates

Mall Galleries, London, SW1Y 5BD 17th-22nd September 2012

The Lightbox, Woking, GU21 4AA 9th November-2nd December 2012


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