New work for 2017

NEW WORK FOR 2017

I’ve been very busy making new work! I have lots of projects on the go and so I thought it was time that I told you about them.  16266132_10154590016626622_4269348189590297309_n

I am preparing to go back to Devon to replenish the Galleries there with new canvases. I’ve so enjoyed making some new pieces with a slightly different colour palette to include some stronger colours of green, pink, limey-cream and khaki too. I’ve also been creating some new drawings developed from my photos of my last visit to Salcombe. I love the way the little boats are jostle together when tied up at the jetty – they have so much charm! I’m really looking forward to going back.

All these new canvases will be appearing in Gallery5 (which has just doubled in size in an exciting new development) in Island Street near the boat houses. You can find their website here.unnamed-3

I’m also creating some new work of my local town of Lewes and surrounding area. These will become mounted works which will be on sale in the browser of a lovely little framing shop in Lewes in Fisher street which also stocks a fabulous array of industrial lighting. If you find yourself in Lewes and fancy having a look at some really stunning paintings, then do have a look in here (it’s called Fisher Frames) as they are currently exhibiting the work of an elderly lady called Anne De Geus. And right next door is a lovely little second hand clothes boutique too. You can find Fisher Frames’ website here.

16472918_10154631654986622_49112757592236571_nI’ve also been developing my love of trees even further with starting a new little project with watercolours. I am fortunate enough to be living in the middle of the South Downs National Park, and there are a wonderful number of characterful trees in my local area. I love to go walking, and while I’m out I take photos of the trees that I feel an affinity with. The ones with the most character tend to attract my attention. Then I stand with them for a while until I feel I get to know their character. When I return to my studio, I paint them and allow some of that character to flow out of my paint brush. I’m loving the result so far. It’s something I might continue with as I find it very therapeutic, and it feeds my creativity in a new direction.

unnamed-7I have also been drawing trees in my local area in pen, and I look forward to creating some new Trees prints as the two I’ve created so far have been so popular. The Trees prints (featured in my previous blog here) have been selling in the Laughing Dog gallery in Brighton Marina. They are now in the middle of a re-fit and so if you pop in there at the moment I’m not sure whether you’ll be able to see much of my work there, but I’ll keep you posted.

By the way I’m now on Instagram where I post pictures of what I’m up to daily. Follow me: @flo.snook

So that’s what I’ve been up to. Focusing on creativity is certainly a brilliant antidote to all the crazy politics happening in the world right now! It works for me! 

 

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