London Morgan, the official London dealership of the British car manufacturer The Morgan Motor Company, has announced a series of art exhibitions at its showroom in South Kensington. This initiative continues an artistic period for London Morgan, having already partnered last year with the Brompton Design District, a subsidiary of the London Design Festival.
London Morgan’s series of art exhibitions will open with THE RACHEL MERCER EXHIBITION taking place until 21st March 2015 at London Morgan’s showroom.
Rachel Mercer is a fine art painter with intense feelings for the natural world and a strong commitment to the traditions of nature painting. The exhibition, titled GROWTH, sees Rachel Mercer bring her unique vision of nature and musings of the natural world to life in a series of brilliantly observed works that vividly embrace all facets of nature in its full range and splendour. Her concern for the present and future state of the Earth, under threat from global warming, global conflict and overpopulation is subtly expressed through her paintings. Art has the power to influence behaviour and Rachel Mercer wields that power with sensitivityand with a sharp but critical eye.
Speaking about launching London Morgan’s art exhibition, Rachel Mercer said: ‘I am delighted to be exhibiting at London Morgan, hopefully my work will resonate with the visitors of the showroom and they will appreciate the fusion of innovation and tradition present in my drawings. Through the process of observation I enjoy learning about plants and their distinctive patterns of growth. Nature exits, it has no preconceived end, plants seek the light and grow. In my work I reflect this by allowing the drawing to spread across the paper in an intuitive way.’
The London Morgan showroom is situated in a cobbled mews right in the heart of South Kensington and is an interesting and uplifting setting for the fusion of art and British workmanship.
Speaking ahead of the exhibition, London Morgan’s Dealer Principal, Anthony Barrell, said: “It is a great pleasure for London Morgan to lend our showroom to exhibit the work of this artist. Our continuous support for the arts reflects the individuality and craftsmanship that can be found in each of our cars.”
The Rachel Mercer Exhibition takes place at London Morgan, 6 Astwood Mews, SW7 until Saturday 21st March 2015.