Author Archives: marcsummersgill

London skyline mural

Mural

 

It is with a satisfied feeling that I have put the final layer of varnish on what has been my biggest and most time consuming piece of work to date. Over eighty percent of the work wasn't painted by myself, and that is the reason I am so pleased with it!

The mural was painted at Mission Grove primary school in November 2014, with the help of around twenty 9-10 year olds taking part over a nine month period . I was asked to create an image of the London skyline for an area which was the school library at the time. I thought, no problem that should be relatively quick to do! And I'm sure it would have been if I had painted it, however I under estimates a few important details, most importantly the size of the area and also the speed at which I could train young children of varying abilities to paint some consistently good landmarks. I quickly realised that it is impossible to get all of the iconic London monuments in a single view so I made a composite image in Photoshop which would fit exactly onto the wall space.

 

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I was able to get the consistent quality throughout the image by taking relatively small areas at a time and building the image with lots of layers the children were able to create what I think is a great looking picture of the Thames.

 

 

 

 

Winns Gallery exhibition pictures

I thought I would add a walk around of the exhibition for those who can't get here to see it in person!

Solo show at the Winns Gallery

Winns-poster

My solo show opens on Monday 20th October. I'll be taking my easel and painting in the gallery which should keep the boredom of invigilation at bay! It should be an interesting two weeks! Take a look at the Recent Work page to see some of the pics I will be exhibiting.

If you are in the area, or even if you're not, drop in for a gander and a chat and a cup of tea!

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Exhibiting in the E17 Art Trail

exhibition invite

I am very pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the 10th anniversary of the E17 Art Trail. I will be exhibiting a number of new portraits upstairs in Riccos coffee shop (venue 63 in the Art trail guide) from Saturday 31st May for two weeks. I am hard at work finishing a number of pieces of work for the exhibition so I'll be posting them over the next two weeks as i get them finished. I am also planning on doing some painting at the venue over the two weekends so wish me luck as it could all go horribly wrong!

The venue is open from 8am -7pm seven days a week, if you would like to pay me a visit. The private view is on Friday 30th from 7pm.

http://www.e17arttrail.co.uk

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Exciting inclusion on figurativeartist .org

I have been very fortunate in being accepted onto the website: www.figurativeartist.org, which I think has the best collection of figurative art and portraiture on the net:

My page links to the website and social media accounts but there is also another page highlighting my portrait work:

http://www.figurativeartist.org/marc-summersgill/
http://www.figurativeartist.org/portfolio/marc-summersgill/

I am hoping it will greatly increase the traffic to my website and facebook page. I have added a link to the website in the right hand column of this page, so have a look, there is some really good stuff on there!

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