© Kris Mercer 2019

Kris Mercer, Ravenshead, Nottingham, UK              Text:07970207693        

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Kris Mercer works from her home studio in Nottinghamshire.

She loves art and tries to incorporate her passion into all of her paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.

She has for nearly thirty years been working on figurative and abstract works. 

Striving to produce dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts.

 

Her abstract works come from feelings, words, music.
A riot of colour or a subdued undertone of emotions.
 
Action painting of the New York school figures heavily in a lot of the works but in her own style without so much emphasis on the "action."
More a dynamic type of painting that involves the deliberate application of considered sweeping brushstrokes and the accidental effects that occur from the gradual build up of dripping and pouring paint onto the canvas. These are affectionately called abstract imaginings.



 

 Her figurative work is traditional with a contemporary twist. A passion for architecture, a casual interest in people watching and a lifelong love of photography are the inspiration for many of the paintings.

 A limited palette of colours is context driven by scene.

 The media can be as wide ranging as the subject matter from oils and acrylics to chalk, pastels, printing inks and collage. Look out for the small monoprints that are occasionally published.

 

Also a published photographer Kris sometimes uses her photographs to produce mixed media and digital paintings.

 

Works are held in collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.

Kris has won awards in both the UK and the USA.


 

Exhibitions and Awards

2019

CITYSCAPES, LONDON AND BEYOND - Lumi Arts, London

Art in Unusual Places, Southwell

2018

Artist Collection Exhibition

Thoresby Annual Open Art Exhibition

2017

Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

The Artist Exhibition Award

Clairefontaine Award

CHARLFRED FINE ART Exhibition, London

21st Open Exhibition Thoresby


2016
Winner of a Derwent Award - The Artist Magazine Open Exhibition

The Artist Exhibition Awards

American Art Awards "The World’s Best Innovative Artist" 2nd place

American Art Awards - "The World’s Best Landscape Impressionists" placed
Open Exhibition, The Old Station Gallery
20th Open Exhibition, Thoresby Hall Courtyard Gallery
Open Studio - Kris Mercer Art Studio
Focus Gallery - A new collection of work based in and around Nottingham

2015
Award winners and exhibition of The Artist magazine
Open Studio - Kris Mercer Art Studio
Rufford Gallery
Solo Show - Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London
Private exhibition hosted by Swiss Re in support of The Alzheimers Society

2014
101 Pictures- Thoresby Hall Courtyard Gallery,
The Artist's Exhibition Awards

2013
Wide open exhibition - Thoresby Hall Courtyard Gallery
Outside In - Compton Verney Gallery

2012
H is for ..... - The Harley Gallery

2011
London Lives: Travel - Bankside Gallery, London