Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Sketchbook Towns and interiors

Marylebone Station 29 January 2015

Chilly morning at Marylebone Station, 29 January 2015.

Original
Graphite on paper
21cm x 51cm

Kings Cross Station, London

August 2017

Original
Pen and wash pen in A4 sketchbook

The Beach at Desenzano, Lake Garda

May 2017: On the last morning we packed our suitcases and claimed a spot on the deserted beach. A lone swimmer set up his chair and umbrella, and a woman stood on a rock gazing across the lake.

Original
Pen and water brush in A6 sketchbook

Lunch in Bergamo

May 2017

Original
Pen and water brush in A6 sketchbook

Duchess of Cambridge Pub, Windsor

June 2017: Late lunch on election day.

Pen and water brush in A6 sketchbook

The Wallace Collection

April 2017: I stopped by the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, London for a scone and a bit of sketching. This is the view through the doorway from the Back State Room into the Front State Room. I was surrounded by chiming clocks - charming!

Original
Pen and ink in A6 sketchbook

Monday at the salon

This is the lead illustration in 'Drawing at the Speed of Life', an eight-page feature about my location drawings published in the Summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine in the USA. The author is British-American artist and writer John A Parks.

Original
Graphite in Moleskine sketchbook
20cm x 26cm

Carols by candlelight 2015

Our annual candlelit carol service at Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, Christmas 2015

Bent-nib calligraphy pen and water brush in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

View from Tower 42: The Shard

The view from Tower 42 is one of my most memorable urban landscape encounters. Six hundred feet above London, you’re up there in the gods with the metropolis at your feet, and suddenly the A3 sketchbook in your lap doesn’t seem big enough. The change in perspective changes you. And as you try to capture what you see, you’re reminded once again that there is more to drawing than just the marks you make on a page.

Original
Gouache, graphite and felt pen in A3 sketchbook
42.5cm x 55cm

View from Tower 42: The Gherkin

This is one of eight illustrations in 'Drawing at the Speed of Life', an eight-page feature about my location drawings published in the Summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine in the USA. The author is British-American artist and writer John A Parks.

Original
Gouache, graphite and felt pen in A3 sketchbook
42.5cm x 35.5cm

View from Greenwich

March 2015

Original
Pen and water brush in sketchbook
10.5cm x 29cm

Mind over menu

Drawn on location in Cafe Rouge Windsor.
This sketch is one of four artworks of mine in the book Pen and Ink - Contemporary Artists, Timeless Techniques by James Hobbs. It's published in the UK and internationally. Thirty-four of us artists are in the book, from ten different countries. Well worth dipping into. http://www.james-hobbs.co.uk/2016/05/who-is-in-pen-and-ink.html

Original
Pigment liner pen in Moleskine sketchbook
20cm x 28cm

Tea bird

Afternoon tea with Cafe Sketchers at the Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall. This is one of eight illustrations in 'Drawing at the Speed of Life', an eight-page feature about my location drawings published in the Summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine in the USA. The author is British-American artist and writer John A Parks.

Original
Graphite in A4 Moleskine sketchbook
30cm x 29cm

Kew Greenhouse Cafe

Drawn on location: Selected for DRAW 13, the 92nd Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art September - October 2013 at the Menier Gallery in London.

Original
Graphite in square sketchbook
23cm x 23cm
Sold

Missing biscuit

Original
Pigment liner and wash pen in A6 sketchbook

Waiting for Billy Elliot

December 2012: Vew from B8 in the Dress Circle at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London.

Graphite and felt pen in A5 Moleskine sketchbook

Brunswick Lion in the Cast Court

Victoria & Albert Museum, London: This is one of eight illustrations in 'Drawing at the Speed of Life', an eight-page feature about my location drawings published in the Summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine in the USA. The author is British-American artist and writer John A Parks.

Original
Pastel and graphite in sketchbook
20cm x 20cm