Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Pale Grey Castle - solo exhibition 2020

Pale Grey Castle - solo exhibition 03 September - 14 October

Pale Grey Castle - solo exhibition 03 September - 14 October

My first solo exhibition in my home town takes place in the Upper Bar at The Old Court Artspace Windsor SL4 3BL until 14 October 2020. Doors open daily at 11am.

• New large studio drawings and 16 framed sketchbooks

In 2020 I have begun to create large studio drawings in which I reinvent scenes around Windsor. 'Pale Grey Castle' is the first example of this. In another series my love of mark-making and patterns and repeats comes to the fore. First in this series is 'Papered Over’, a pattern-rich drawing layered over litho-printed paper left over from the production of my limited edition book ‘The Windsor Emporium Sketchbook’.

Sketchbooks aren't normally on display in art shows, but in this case they are an important part of the exhibition. Most of my output over the past year consists of sketchbook drawings of live music events within walking distance of my home. Many of those drawings were made at The Old Court, but I also carried my sketchbook to candlelit carol services, recitals at Windsor Castle, music society concerts and a tango evening in Eton. None of us knew at the time how difficult it would be in 2020 to keep live music alive.