Contemporary artist Frances Knight has been invited to display two of her landscape paintings ‘May Morning Arun Valley – Like The First Morning’ and ‘ Yellow Fields Spring Haze’ at the AppART Art & Sculpture Exhibition in April. Taking place at Prior’s Field School in Godalming, the exhibition opens on 6th April until 21st April, and is open daily to visitors from 10am to 4pm.
Frances likes to paint outside directly from nature, exploring the effects of light, colour and structure on the landscape, then work on larger paintings from these studies once back in the studio. Interested in the interplay between abstraction and representation she seeks to express an inner dialogue between subjective experience and objective reality.
“I am not so much interested in rendering the surface qualities of a landscape but in conveying the underlying structure, colour and atmosphere. I like to explore the interaction between the abstract qualities of the two dimensional painted surface with the illusion of space.”
After graduating from Camberwell School of Art, Frances won a Commonwealth and British Council Scholarship to complete her Master of Fine Arts in India. Frances worked as a professional painter for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles’ guru, and the Transcendental Meditation organisation, a non-profit charity dedicated to creating world peace, for more than 30 years. Frances has exhibited her work internationally as well as widely across the UK. Her paintings are in private collections in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and India.
Upcoming events include exhibiting local landscapes at the Sussex Art Fairs (West), Goodwood Racecourse 17th to 19th May, a new solo exhibition ‘Between Shore and Sky’ as part of The Festival of Chichester taking place at the Little Art Gallery, West Wittering 15th to 30th June, and her annual Summer solo exhibition in August where she opens her studio as part of the Arundel Gallery Trail. Current work can be viewed at the Nigel Rose Gallery in Brighton, the Little Art Gallery in West Wittering, and by appointment at Frances’ studio at The Victoria Institute in Arundel where she also hosts a series of open studio days and classes.
AppART Art & Sculpture Exhibition – 6th to 21st April
Venue: Prior’s Field School, Priorsfield, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2RH
Opening hours: Daily 10am-4pm