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27 October – 8 November 2020

Francesca Howard

GILDED HORIZONS & RESPONSE TO LOCKDOWN

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  However as Covid approached, the gilded horizons became emotionally obscured and panic superseded my creativity.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.

 

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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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9 November – 22 November 2020

£150 and Under

A collaborative exhibition on the run up to Xmas will bring together a variety of new  work that would be perfect for that special gift for someone special or for yourself!

Featuring Carl Scarlett, Eve Stickler, Paul Gadenne and many more

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8 December – 24 December 2020

Fire and Frost

Our annual pre-Christmas celebration of art with all our favourite artists and makers.

49a Albion Street, Broadstairs, Kent, England, CT10 1NE

 

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