Kris Mercer

Kris Mercer

Nottingham, United Kingdom

About Kris Mercer

UK-based Kris Mercer is an award-winning painter with an eclectic taste and has for over thirty years been working on abstract and representational works.

She has a passion for abstract expressionism and the unexpected outcomes that it presents. Her new series seek to explore colour and shape through energetic, incidental brushstrokes. Dripping and pouring paint onto the canvas, she is motivated by probability and expectation as artistic tools.

Her representational work, on the other hand, is traditional with a contemporary twist. A passion for architecture, a casual interest in people watching and a lifelong love of photography are the inspiration for many of the paintings.
A limited palette of colours is context driven by scene.

Her work is held in collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.

Mercer has won awards in both the UK and the USA.

2017
The Artist exhibition award
The Artist magazine annual competition in conjunction with Patchings gallery. The winners had a joint exhibition 2018 at Patchings gallery.
Clairefontaine Award
Awarded a Clairefontaine Award for the painting, "A corner of South Kensington" in The Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition.

2016
The Artist Magazine Open
Kings Walk was selected as Highly commended in The Artist Magazine Open Art competition.
Derwent Award
I was awarded a Derwent award for the painting, "South Kensington Station" in The Artist Magazine Open Art Competition.

American Art Award - "The World’s Best Landscape Impressionists" Placed
American Art Awards "The World’s Best Innovative Artist"
2nd and 4th place, features in both The Huffington Post and the Hollywood Alert.

Education

Mansfield College of Art

Exhibitions

2019
CITYSCAPES, LONDON AND BEYOND
Lumi Arts June 17 - July 17

2018
The Artist Collection, Patchings Gallery.

2017
Charlfred Gallery, London
ING Discerning eye, Mall galleries, London
Thoresby Courtyard Gallery
The Artist’s Exhibition Awards, Calverton, Notts
Kris Mercer Open Art Studio, exhibition and art sale.

2016
Wood End Gallery, Pertenhall, MK44 2AS
The Old Station Gallery, Rowsley
Thoresby Courtyard Gallery
Why Not Gallery, Burton on Trent
The Artist’s Exhibition Awards, Calverton, Notts
Kris Mercer Open Art Studio, exhibition and art sale.
Focus Gallery, Derby Road, Nottingham


2015
Patchings Exhibition "The Artist" category
Rufford Gallery, Rufford Abbey Country Park
Open Studio, in association with Open Studios Notts
Solo exhibition at The Gherkin, London. Hosted by Swiss Re in support of the Alzeimers society

2014
Thoresby 101 Pictures
Patchings Exhibition "The Artist" category
Thoresby Gallery open
Shortlisted N.O.A

2013
Outside In: Central exhibition at Compton Verney. Artwork featured on a looped DVD within the space
Thoresby Gallery open

2012
Patchings Exhibition "The Artist" category
The Harley Gallery Exhibition, 'H is for...',

2011
Exhibited at Guardian London Lives Competition .