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Kris Mercer

I am a motivated and passionate artist with the ability to use advanced digital technology and figurative art skills influenced equally by the pop art of the 70’s and Railway poster art.
My representational paintings are traditional with a contemporary twist.
A passion for architecture, an interest in people watching and my life long love of photography are the inspiration for many of my traditional style paintings.
These artworks cannot easily be slotted into any specific movement or style but are heavily influenced by the industrial and mechanical techniques used in pop art.
My aim is to capture a snapshot in time.
I can spend hours, sometimes days trying to find the right angle or view point.
The image is eventually expressed as an artwork in acrylics or oils on canvas or board.

My abstract paintings on the other hand can be monotone or an explosion of colour depending on my mood.
Some are fluid like a soft melody, while others are solid, hard and discordant. Inspired by everything around me.

My media can be as wide ranging as my subject matter from oils and acrylics to chalk, pastels, printing inks and collage.
Look out for the small monoprints that I occasionally make.

 Also a published photographer I sometimes use my photographs to produce mixed media and digital paintings.

This is a glimpse of how I build up a painting. The finished painting is here




Focus gallery, 108 Derby Rd, Nottingham, NG1 5FB

The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HL



Me at work 2

The 25 Best Galleries In America annually score art in 50 categories for the American Art Awards. This year www.AmericanArtAwards.com had winners from 40 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, and Wales.

In CATEGORY 22, IMPRESSIONISM LANDSCAPE, galleries scored Romanian artist Daniel Bulimar Henciu 1st Place, and Americans Steve Lyons and Steve Brosnac 2nd and 3rd. Last year’s 1st Place winner, Canadian Deborah Tilby, did well with 4th. American Jane Sauro took 5th and 6th went to England’s Kris Mercer.

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