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Francesca Howard

27 October – 8 November 2020

This is an exhibition further exploring my love of metal leaf but it is also a reflection of how my artistic response changed during lockdown.

At the beginning of the year I was creating paintings of beautiful gilded horizons above multi coloured seas. However as Covid approached, the gilded horizons became emotionally obscured and panic superseded my creativity.

A few months into lockdown my creative energy returned and I had a vision of my artistic response to lockdown - my seas minus the gilded skies, but with gilded images of freedom, the freedom we were so badly missing. The ‘Flights of Freedom’ series was born.

It was only later that I realised that nearly all my symbols of freedom were animals. A testament to how the natural world began so miraculously to recover whilst all us unhelpful humans were locked away.


Francesca has been painting for over thirty years. She is passionate about colour, its symbolism and our emotional response to it. She lives in Deal, has a degree in art history and is a trained metaphysical counsellor. She has taught courses in art history and is the creator of The Colour Potential Oracle Card Deck.


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