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"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."




Biography


Frances Knight is a contemporary landscape artist. She likes to paint outside directly from nature exploring the effects of light, colour and structure on the landscape and then works 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."
 
Frances enjoys painting the local Sussex and Hampshire landscapes, but also travels widely and paints in many different countries. She visits Provence and the Netherlands often, and has also painted in Alsace, Mallorca, Tuscany, India and the USA.

 
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. She is a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and teaches TM courses in Arundel and Brighton. Frances has exhibited her work internationally as well as widely across the UK, and her paintings are in private collections in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and India.
 
Current work can be viewed at the Nigel Rose Gallery in Brighton, the little art gallery in West Wittering, and Maud Lifestyle in Thames Ditton. Frances also hosts a series of open studio days and classes at The Victoria Institute in Arundel.
 
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