Award-winning Sussex artist Frances Knight will present her summer exhibition ‘Light and Landscape’ as part of the remarkable Arundel Gallery Trail from Sat 19 – Mon 28 Aug. Opening her studio on the top floor of the Victoria Institute, she will exhibit a selection of new oil paintings which include both local landscapes of the Arun Valley, Downland and Climping Beach as well as paintings from Provence and India. ‘Light and Landscape’ exhibition opens with an exclusive preview on Fri18 Aug 6 8pm. There will be the opportunity to meet Frances and discuss her work at the preview, as well as throughout the exhibition.
Inspired by light, Frances paints mainly on location, working on larger more abstract paintings once back home in the studio. Her preference is plein air painting where she feels able to portray the light more authentically and so convey a true experience through her art.
Frances says “I am inspired by light, painting on location directly from nature. Although my paintings show different geographical locations they are linked by the theme of light. They show different qualities of light in different places and seasons – and at different times of the day. The perception of light, how we see it and feel it, is an experience in itself.”
Celebrating its 29th year, the Arundel Gallery Trail is a remarkable event featuring over 150 artists in over 60 locations, as part of the annual Arundel Festival. Exhibitors include painters, sculptors, printers, ceramicists, illustrators, photographers, jewellers, textile and furniture makers; and visitors have the unique opportunity to meet and talk to the artists themselves. Follow the trail to experience an extraordinary art adventure that draws together a wide range of established national and international artists as well as showcasing local talent.
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.
Current work can also be viewed at the Project Gallery in Arundel, the Nigel Rose Gallery in Brighton and The Little Art Shop in West Wittering. Forthcoming exhibitions include The Affordable Art Weekend Sat 28 – Sun 29 Oct in West Wittering, and solo exhibition Arundel by Candlelight 2nd-3rd December in Arundel.
Frances Knight presents Light and Landscape at The Victoria Institute in Arundel on Sat 19 – Mon 28 Aug 2017.
Venue: Top Floor Studio, The Victoria Institute, 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel BN18 9DG.
Opening hours: 12-5.30pm Sat, Su, Bank Holiday Mon 2-5.30pm Mon – Fri.