The first public art exhibition by journalist and television presenter Andrew Marr will get underway in Liverpool next week.
Works completed by the prominent broadcaster in the years following his major stroke in 2013 will go on display in an exhibition called ‘Strokes of Colour’.
Held at South Liverpool’s Corke Gallery from 15 June until 21 July, the event will see any profits made by the painter go to the rehabilitation charity ARNI.
Described by Andrew as “pictures about being alive – about the brevity and beauty of it,” the works are in oil on canvas and board and are influenced by the mainstream Scottish and English ‘abstract’ tradition of the past few decades.
Andrew was said to be a regular ‘Sunday painter’ before his stroke and made oil landscape sketches but his disability has made this almost impossible, prompting him to take art in a new way.
Paintings in the ‘Strokes of Colour’ exhibition will also feature in Andrew’s forthcoming book, ‘A Short Book About Painting’ which is due for publication in November.
The exhibition will be free to attend from 1-5pm on Thursday to Saturday during its run at Corke Gallery, at 296-298 Aigburth Road.