Mark Elsmore

RBSA, WSA

By markelsmore, Apr 12 2016 07:05AM

It's still Christmas in the city of Stoke-on-Trent. It's been Christmas every day for many years. Decorations have been left on a derelict building: Santa has been abandoned, his beard getting greener with each passing year, a neon Merry Christmas sign is only ever illuminated by sunshine. Children may wish it could be Christmas everyday but in North Staffordshire it's ‘Always Christmas in Stoke’.


‘Always Christmas in Stoke’ has been selected for the 204th Annual Exhibition of The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1, from 6th to 16th April, 10am to 5pm.



By markelsmore, Mar 15 2016 07:58AM

This year for the first time at the RBSA photography as a medium is acceptable in this popular exhibition. It's a 'trial event' following the AGM decision to accept photography into the Open. The exhibition was opened by Jonnie Turpie, High Sheriff of the West Midlands and Founder Director of Maverick Films. I'll be exhibiting a watercolour completed last year.


Open all Media Wednesday 9th March - Saturday 9th April, 2016

RBSA Gallery Birmingham B3 1SA


By markelsmore, Mar 10 2015 07:43PM

At the Private View evening for the RWS contemporary watercolour competition it was announced that ‘Mischief Makers’ had been chosen as a Winsor & Newton prize winner.


‘I’m delighted to be exhibited in the 2015 open and thrilled to have received such recognition.’


You can still catch the exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London until 18th March.

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