Christopher Marvell

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About

Walking daily through the landscapes around the studios gives a constant focus for what I am trying to make. My sculptures have a quiet English based quality of man and nature In the way that we hear countryside through Britton or Vaughan Williams.

“We have always been conscious of the changeable climate of our sea-washed country, where the air is never quite free from the mist, where the light of the sun is more often pale and pearly than it is fierce. This atmosphere has sunk in to our souls. It affects our art as it effects our life. But it has not resulted in congenital softness of vision”
John Piper

It is the business of observing acutely and recording – of searching for the line and shape and images.

You have to make art from what you know about – a celebration of locality.

-Christopher Marvell

 

Education

1991-1995  BA Hons, Fine Art   University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ Summer Show, Beaux Arts Bath

London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2016

‘Artists of Fame and Promise’ Summer Show, Beaux Arts Bath

London Art Fair, Islington, London

LAPADA Fair, Mayfair London – Beaux Arts Bath

 

2015

20/21 British Art Fair, London

London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2014

Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts, Bath

London Art Fair, Islington, London

 

2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Lynn Painter Stainers’ Prize, Mall Galleries, London

 

2012

20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Summer Show, Beaux Arts, Bath

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

2011

The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Mostyn Open , Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

 

2010

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Cork Street Open, Gallery 27, London

Solo Exhibition, Targetfollow at Centre Point, London

 

2009

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

 

2008

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Cork Street Open, London

 

2007

The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London

Artsway Open 07, New Forest, Hampshire

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

Spirit of the Age, Salthouse 07, Norfolk

 

Honors and Awards:

2010    East Anglia Prize, The Discerning Eye
2010    Shortlisted for Celeste Prize 2010
2009    FringeMK Painting Prize (Finalist)
2009    Shortlisted for London International Creative Competition
2009    Prize-winner, Eastern Open 09
2008    1st Prize Winner, Cork Street Open
2007    Shortlisted for Artsway Open 07
2007    Shortlisted for Celeste Art Prize 07
1993    John Bell Simpson Prize for Painting (University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)

 

Selected Collections

Jeffery Archer

P&O

Edward Bond

Olga Polizza

Balleymaloe Cookery School, Cork

Anita Rock

Everard Reed, Johannesburg

Cambridge University

Addensbrookes Hospital

River Island Company

Hintlesham Hall

Lord Burns

Cambridge Science Park