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Thoresby Hall - painting on canvas.
Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby, Nottinghamshire.
It lies 2 miles north of Ollerton. It is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in the Dukeries in north Nottinghamshire all occupied by dukes at one time during their history.
The house is now a hotel. It stands in Thoresby Park which has been owned by the Pierrepont family since 1600. The family has built 3 houses in the park, the first, a Jacobean mansion, was burnt down. The second, designed by John Carr of York was demolished. This was to make way for Anthony Salvin’s design, which was built by the 3rd Earl Manvers in 1860. The impressive Great Hall, with minstrels' gallery at the west end, is 62 feet long and 46 foot high. (This is where afternoon tea is now served. I can highly recommend it as an extravagant indulgence.) The house descended to the 6th Earl who died in 1955 without a male heir and the title thereby became extinct. The house was sold to the National Coal Board in 1979 to minimise a perceived threat from coal mining subsidence. Thoresby Hall was sold on the open market ten years later. It was eventually acquired by Warner Leisure Hotels and opened as an hotel in 2000.
Thoresby Courtyard, adjacent to Thoresby Hall, is a Grade I listed building. It has been transformed into a retail area including an art gallery, cafe and studios for working crafts people. ABOUT ARTWORK This painting is a photographic representations of a scene made from stencils. My original artworks are one of a kind and most of my paintings are large as the technique I use to produce them does not lend itself to working small. This is a contemporary authentic, original acrylic painting that is ideal for a stylish modern interior.
This painting would really look great hanging in any home or office.
This artwork is signed on the back.
A signed Certificate Of Authenticity will be included with the painting.
Size: 91cm H x 61cm D 36" x 24"
I use only top quality art materials. Finest quality high grade professional acrylic paints and gallery quality canvas. I base my prices not only on size but also on the amount of materials/paint used and the amount of time spent on each painting. _____________________________________________
This painting is framed. The painting is protected with polymer satin varnish. It is supplied ready to hang, fitted with ‘D’ rings and picture cord.
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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