Kara Lloyd
Drew Ward
Andy Fullalove
Michelle Love
Anna Lilleengen

Art at Seven

At Seven, we are keen to promote local artists by exhibiting their work in Seven’s café/bar. We rotate exhibitions on a monthly basis.

Current Artist

Florence Amaral

Florence Amaral

“I was born in Paris, France, in the 70’s and I have always been interested by the British culture through music, literature and cinema from my teenage years. For that, I moved to the South of England in 1996 and since 2003, I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

I have always had a great passion in drawing and painting since a very young age. Although I always wanted to be a professional artist, under the pressure of having a job and earning a living, I spent the last 22 years working in nursing until a recent change of career as a modern languages teacher, whilst I carried on drawing and painting on the side. Currently working as a part-time teacher, it is the perfect opportunity to come back to my first passion and paint full-time.

Strongly influenced by Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, Cubism movements and the Renaissance period, realistic subjects have always featured in my work in one form or another. However, my use of colour does not necessarily want to imitate nature but instead wants to be expressive. During the last 7 years, I became increasingly interested in Divisionism or Chromo-luminarism, an offshoot of Pointillism. In my paintings, I attempt to emphasize the play of light and shadow. The effect of light juxtaposed closely to darkness produces sharp contrast and gives an optical effect. Also, I apply oil paint heavily on the canvas to give a rich appearance to the subject matter, which enables it to stand out from the surface and tends to make it alive”.

Email: floamaral33@hotmail.co.uk

Facebook: FlorenceAmaralArt@florenceamaralart

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