Mark Elsmore RI

By markelsmore, Nov 9 2014 02:21PM

The ING Discerning Eye is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. This year I’m delighted that artist Nicola Green has selected my oil painting as part of her section of the exhibition. ING Discerning Eye 13th -23rd November, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, admission free.


At the Glass

oil on canvas

The urgency of a top restaurant. A tension and professional balance between ‘front of house’ and ‘artist chef’. Choice words have been exchanged; there are pressures of timing and food excellence. This is the edge, the sharp end; we are 'At the Glass’.

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.


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