A BUSY YEAR AHEAD

  My two books, 'MARI I'ANSON'S FINCHLEY SKETCHBOOK' and 'INDIAN SKETCHBOOK' are selling well and the latter has been admired in India and outlets in London where Indian culture lives. I have a Clearance Sale in my studio and gallery at 5 The Grove, Finchley N3 . Friday 29th, Sat 30th and Sun 31st. 2-6pm.Prices will be slashed considerably in… Read More »

Latest News

Here I go again! It has been a long time since I last wrote a blog! Where have I been? Not trailing around some hot exotic outpost, with sketchbooks in hand! I have been recovering from a small operation and keeping myself quiet. But, even so, I have been planningt several exhibitions. In July I took a week out to… Read More »

Looking Back

Yesterday I took a portfolio of my fashion drawings out of hiding. Why is an artist in watercolour and oil painting looking back at her former life as a fashion illustrator you may ask? But I was amazed at the amount of work I had accomplished and also at the quality of of it! Throughout the early days of my… Read More »

House Portraits

I cannot look at an interesting building without wanting to draw it. Whether it is a tudor cottage with wonderful oak beams that invite a black and white sketch, an elegant Edwardian house with patterned brickwork, stained glass and handcrafted windows, or even the simple lines of a modern structure. Shops, schools and public buildings all come within the range… Read More »

Opportunity Knocked!

Earlier this year, just after the Christmas holiday break, I was feeling rather low, as one does on cold grey winter days, and found myself thinking that it was time I sold off some of the many paintings on my walls. A few days later having been asked to submit a watercolour of Hampstead Heath for an exhibition at the… Read More »

Exhibiting

I thought I would start today with my next exhibition. Well, not just me, but quite a few others! I belong to the United Society of Artists and our annual show comes up soon and have been having difficulty deciding what to put in. I am thinking of the cost of cabs, and so will use my free travel pass… Read More »

A Life in Art

This is me, Mari I'Anson ... an artist living in Finchley, London. I have been an artist all my life from early infancy when I drew on anything at hand. Sitting on my Dad's knee, I watched as he transformed a piece of paper into a pram. It had wheels and a hood (as they did in those days) a… Read More »

Another Year

Another year, and what a lot happened. I had an exhibition at Southwark Cathedral in February through to April which included Easter in the refectory. 'My London' consisted of a series of ink and watercolours and The Mayor of Barnet visited, wearing his chain of office and paying me the compliment of buying a picture. I love this Cathedral, the… Read More »

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