I painted these two new Saltmarsh works just recently and they’re now at the framers in preparation for my small solo show at Fineline Frames Gallery, Creake Abbey, North Norfolk, this September.
I admit I’m quietly pleased with them. I’m so enjoying working on this series and excited by the way my interpretation of the Saltmarsh is developing. I can’t wait to see them framed.
For those of you not familiar with my obsession with this subject, this is what I’ve written as an intro to the blurb for the exhibition:
Mari French’s current work is inspired by the ever changing beauty of the saltmarsh coast of North Norfolk. Since moving to Norfolk six years ago, she has spent many hours walking and sketching around Thornham, Brancaster and Burnham Overy Staithe, in particular. This has culminated in an ongoing series of mixed-media abstracted landscapes, which will eventually form a larger body of work on the theme of saltmarsh. Her aim is to suggest the shapes, colours and textures of the saltmarsh that capture her interest – old staithes, channel markers, creeks, grazings, breakwaters, tidal marks, reedbeds – and place them in the wider coastal environment.
My exhibition starts on Saturday 5th September and runs for the whole month. Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm.
Fineline Frames Gallery, Creake Abbey, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9LF.