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When I visit London I always make a bee line for Borough Market. It's my anchor.
My daughter's first London flat was opposite the entrance so it's a place I love and know well. You can even fill up on tasty testers from some of the stalls.
Acrylic on box canvas with fully painted edges so no frame required. Protected with polymer satin varnish.
It is supplied ready to hang, fitted with ‘D’ rings and picture cord.
Signed on the back.
Kris Mercer works from her home studio in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire.
She studied Art and Design as a mature student at Mansfield Art College leaving with a distinction in 1996.
Although accepted on a Fine Art Degree course in Derby, Kris spread her wings and moved to Cyprus to pursue her artistic endeavours.
Returning back to the UK in 2000 she had been working on both figurative and abstract works. Gaining awards and recognition at home and in the USA.
As the years progress with eyesight and dexterity both on the wain Kris has been forced to reassess her working relationship to her art.
She has now settled into a new regime doing less of the figurative works with abstracts taking centre stage.
Today, Kris resides in Nottinghamshire and displays her art at exhibitions and juried shows around the country.
In 2016 she was placed 2nd in the Innovative Art section of the American Art Awards and also won a Derwent Award. 2017 saw her win a Clairefontaine award and The Artist exhibition award.
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.
The pouring of the paint led to a new type of abstract where the brush is no longer required. These are more vibrant and colourful with a flat shiny surface.
The 2 styles go hand in hand because although they may look very different they both use the same techniques and materials.
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