Whilst on holiday in Italy, I became intrigued with these love padlocks on a bridge in Florence. Couples have customised them, attached them to the lamppost and symbolically thrown away the key. To the passer-by, they appear to lie rusting and forgotten - but to the owners, they are precious metal.
Acrylic on textured acrylic paper, 36 x 27 cms
'Sunshine on a Palette'
Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic original paintings
All images © Andrea Hook
Selected for 'The Artist' Highly Commended Online Exhibition 2022
Double selection for 'ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020', Mall Galleries
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines' Open Art Competition 2020
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition 2017
Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015