SOLO SHOW - MARK BEAVEN

BALL AND BIKE

Exhibition Dates: 8 June - Oct 2018

OPEN DAILY 8AM – 8PM
Blue Owl Gallery invite you to their new exhibition opening night on Thursday 7th June, 7-9pm.  All visitors are most welcome. Mark Beaven will be showing his exciting sport themed work in a solo show ‘Ball & Bike’ to mark Blue Owl’s Fourth Year Anniversary in June.  The exhibition will be open throughout the summer to coincide with the Tour de France and Wimbledon in July.
 
There will be a selection of original acrylic paintings and reproduction prints of tennis and cycling stars.  This show also includes Mark’s recent satirical iPad drawings of contemporary life and cycling caricatures.  These images are original, hand-drawn works using a graphics tablet and computer software. They are then professionally printed onto archive quality watercolour paper using archive quality pigment-based inks.

Mark is a painter and printmaker who lives in Nottingham, UK. He trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London, and has an honours degree in Painting and a Masters Degree in Printmaking. He specializes in figure and portrait painting, and also etching. His work is inspired by both the observed world and allegorical subjects.

 
Mark has shown his paintings extensively both in the U.K. and abroad, including the Hayward Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery, The South Bank Centre, London, and Chicago International Art Fair. His pictures can be found in many private collections. He is a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of Artists. Mark has exhibited his prints nationally, including the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London.
 
Jette and Belinda would love to see you at the gallery.  Belinda Thomas said ‘We just love being associated with Grantham Tennis Club, so many people coming and going and we have a wonderful eagle eye view of the indoor courts from our gallery’.    Jette Rasmussen also runs Exhale Therapy which is based at the club, come and see her for your sports injuries.  Blue Owl has staged 13 exhibitions representing artists from near and far over the years and represents designer makers with its gift cabinet and greeting card selection.
 
Blue Owl Art Gallery is based at Grantham Tennis Club and is open 7 days a week; there is ample free parking and a wonderful Cafe too!  

Private View Thursday, June 7, 2018

ARTIST FEATURING IN ‘BALL AND BIKE’

mARK bEAVEN

Mark is a painter and printmaker who lives in Nottingham, UK. He trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London, and has an honours degree in Painting and a Masters Degree in Printmaking. He specialises in figure and portrait painting, and also etching. His work is inspired by both the observed world and allegorical subjects.
Mark has shown his paintings extensively both in the U.K. and abroad, including the Hayward Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery, The South Bank Centre, London, and Chicago International Art Fair. His pictures can be found in many private collections. He is a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of Artists. Mark has exhibited his prints nationally, including the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London.

His works are held in private and corporate collections in the UK and abroad.