Mark Beaven – Ball & Bike

Blue Owl Gallery invite you to their new exhibition opening night on Thursday 7th June, 7-9pm.  
All visitors are most welcome. Mark Beaven will be showing his exciting sport themed work in a solo show ‘Ball & Bike’ to mark Blue Owl’s Fourth Year Anniversary in June.  The exhibition will be open throughout the summer to coincide with the Tour de France and Wimbledon in July.

There will be a selection of original acrylic paintings and reproduction prints of tennis and cycling stars.  This show also includes Mark’s recent satirical iPad drawings of contemporary life and cycling caricatures.  These images are original, hand-drawn works using a graphics tablet and computer software. They are then professionally printed onto archive quality watercolour paper using archive quality pigment-based inks. 


Mark is a painter and printmaker who lives in Nottingham, UK. He trained at Chelsea and Camberwell Schools of Art in London, and has an honours degree in Painting and a Masters Degree in Printmaking. He specializes in figure and portrait painting, and also etching. His work is inspired by both the observed world and allegorical subjects.

Mark has shown his paintings extensively both in the U.K. and abroad, including the Hayward Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery, The South Bank Centre, London, and Chicago International Art Fair. His pictures can be found in many private collections. He is a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of Artists. Mark has exhibited his prints nationally, including the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London.


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