Precious Metal (Love Padlocks, Florence)
Precious Metal (Love Padlocks, Florence)

Love Padlocks on a bridge in Florence, Italy. Couples have customised them, attached them to the bridge and symbolically thrown away the keys. To the passer-by, they appear to lie rusting and forgotten - but to the owners, they are precious metal. This painting was published in the July edition of Artists & Illustrators - Portfolio Plus feature and was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Professional Artist category of Painters On line and Patchings Open Art 2015. Selected for St Barbe's Open Art Exhibition 2016, Lymington, Hampshire. Professionally framed in wide, dark wood frame. Available

Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic impasto paintings.
Floral & coastal designs for fabrics & cards
All images © Andrea Hook

Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition, 2017
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter's TALP Open 2020
Precious Metal (Love Padlocks, Florence)

Love Padlocks on a bridge in Florence, Italy. Couples have customised them, attached them to the bridge and symbolically thrown away the keys. To the passer-by, they appear to lie rusting and forgotten - but to the owners, they are precious metal. This painting was published in the July edition of Artists & Illustrators - Portfolio Plus feature and was awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Professional Artist category of Painters On line and Patchings Open Art 2015. Selected for St Barbe's Open Art Exhibition 2016, Lymington, Hampshire. Professionally framed in wide, dark wood frame. Available