Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

News 2023

 On show


The Freshfields annual exhibition of artworks on paper

January - December 2023


My drawing Papered Over No. 1 has been selected for this prestigious in-house exhibition at the London headquarters of the international law firm Freshfields. More than 90 works of art will be on display over eleven floors from January through December. The exhibition is organised by the specialist art consultancy Art Acumen, who work with private collectors and corporate clients to curate collections and exhibitions. Art Acumen had invited me to submit work from the Papered Over series -- I was honoured No. 1 was chosen for this important exhibition. 



The annual open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art - The Drawing Society 

13 - 18 March 2022

Mall Galleries, London SW1


In print 

London by Urban Sketchers

Ten years ago I sketched a tea dance at the Royal Opera House, drawing dancers on the floor and the Royal Opera House band in their smart white jackets and black bow ties. Balancing a sketchbook on my lap, I declined with regret invitations to take a spin round the dance floor. One of my tea dance sketches can now be seen on page 96 of London by Urban Sketchers, a book of drawings by more than 100 urban sketchers published in 2022 to mark the 10 year anniversary of Urban Sketchers London. We have sketched London's monuments and backstreets, suburbs and Tube stations, its museums, cafes and constructions sites and pubs, parks and protests -- all in pen and ink, watercolour, mixed media or digitally drawn, showing London one drawing at a time. I edit the blog for Urban Sketchers London and for this reason could be accused of bias -- but 'tis a thing of beauty. 

The book is sponsored by Da Vinci, Derwent and Hahnemühle.