Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

News 2021

•  The ING Discerning Eye exhibition 11-21 November 2021 at Mall Galleries London and online



My latest drawing Papered Over No. 3 has been selected from more than 7,000 submissions for this prestigious annual exhibition. Tickets are timed and free of charge -- and all of the art in the exhibition can be viewed -- and purchased -- online.

My thanks to the Discerning Eye arts charity, arts consultants ParkerHarris, the Mall Galleries, and everyone who makes this annual exhibition possible. I thank in particular Roland Cowan, the selector who saw in my drawing something worth bringing to wider attention.


'An annual show of small-scale works renowned for both its commitment to championing emerging artists and its unique curatorial approach. A panel of six prominent art world figures — two artists, two collectors and two critics — select works for the yearly exhibition.’  Mall Galleries


This year’s selectors are

• Anna Brady, art market editor at The Art Newspaper  Peter Brown PNEAC artist and President of the New English Art Club • Adelaide Damoah, artist  Roland Cowan, architect and art trustee  Russel Tovey, actor  Tony Humphreys, former CEO of The Discerning Eye 



•  The 11th annual Twitter Art Exhibit charity fundraising event 3 July 2021


An 'Art on a Postcard' exhibition and sale at Cheltenham Racecourse and afterwards online


My diminutive watercolour 'Blue Sky, Castle Tower' was one of 950 original postcard-sized works of art donated by artists around the world for TAE21


The exhibit generated nearly £21,000 for this year's charity, LINK -- the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund based in Gloucestershire. 


•  Mall Galleries London 6 - 11 July 2021


The centenary exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art - The Drawing Society


My drawing Papered Over No. 2 was one of 400 works on show in this exhibition by the only national art society dedicated exclusively to drawing. I was elected a member of the Society in 2011, and for three years served on the Society's council.

The Society's first exhibition in 1921 was supported by members of the Royal Academy of Arts, together with many of the leading draughtsmen of the day. The renowned muralist, painter, architect, illustrator and designer Sir Frank Brangwyn RA RE Society’s first President, in a line of distinguished leaders that continues today. Both Ronald Searle and the painter-printmaker John Piper exhibited with the Society, and Dame Laura Knight RA was a prominent member.