Chelsea girl…

Time and place, mixed media on canvas, 70x70cm © Mari French 2017

Time and place, mixed-media on canvas. © Mari French 2017

I’m delighted to announce I have been recently taken on as a gallery artist by Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London. This beautiful gallery shows a range of contemporary artwork including some stunning abstract work which I love. Take a look at their website here.

Four of my recent paintings will be on show in their Summer Exhibition opening soon, including the two shown here. If you’re in the area I hope you will pop in.

'Charged with light', mixed-media on paper. © Mari French 2017.

‘Charged with light’, mixed-media on paper. © Mari French 2017

from Venice to London…

I’m off to London by train tomorrow to deliver these 3 recent paintings for final judging for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition 2017 at the Mall Galleries, London.

I was fortunate to get 2 through the final selection last year (which I wrote about in this post), so I’m delighted to have had 3 through the preselection process this year. These are from my current series of works inspired by the Venetian lagoon and its islands. You can see others in the series on my website here.

Wish me luck!


‘Neither land nor sea’, water-based mixed media on board. © Mari French 2017.


‘The crossing’, water-based mixed media on board. © Mari French 2017.

'Resonance', water-based mixed media on board. © Mari French 2017.

‘Resonance’, water-based mixed media on board. © Mari French 2017.


art on the heath…

After a very busy and successful Charity Private View on Wednesday, the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London, is well underway. Held in a huge contemporary marquee on Hampstead Heath this fair is an exciting and popular event with activities for everyone as well as a wide variety of art to browse and buy.

I’m proud to be represented once again by Sheridan Russell Gallery, whose stand, as always, looks stunning. My work hangs alongside contemporary paintings by Jean Noble, Anne McCormack, and sculpture by Patricia Volk, Lucianne Lasalle and others.

The art fair continues until Sunday 19 June. Well worth a visit!





The impressive Sheridan Russell Gallery stand at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2016.  ©Sheridan Russell Gallery.