Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • The Papered Over series

Papered Over No. 3

Papered Over No. 3

This series had its debut in 2020 with Papered Over No. 1 in my solo exhibition at the Old Court artspace in Windsor. No. 2 was on show the following year at the Mall Galleries in London, in the centenary exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art.

If you look closely at No. 3, you can see the ghost of an earlier sketch peeping through. In this series I draw over litho-printed reproductions of my own sketches with new layers in pencil and, in some cases, charcoal and ink. By the time the new artwork is complete, all that remains of the printed imagery is an impression of something underneath.

So far in the series I have used grids and patterns to create new layers. But the sketch reproductions beneath them began life as freehand line drawings I made on site in Windsor’s historic Guildhall. In No. 3, for example, you can just about make out one of the stained glass windows I drew in the Ascot Room.

No. 3 was selected for the 2021 ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

Graphite on litho reproduction
30cm x 15.5cm