Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Inspired by the Natural World of Flowers
Sunflowers by Richard Burel
Bloomsbury is the well known literary corner of London. The area is well established as being the home to many famous authors, such as J.M. Barrie, Virginia, Woolf, Charles Dickens, and Dorothy L. Sayers.
But literature is not the only streak of creativity Bloomsbury has nurtured; artists who have also resided there include the illustrator, Randolph Caldecott, and cartoonist, George du Maurier.
Today, Bloomsbury is still a hub of artistic talent, with galleries such as the Wellcome Collection, The Horse Hospital, and the Store Street Gallery, which is just a stone's throw away from the British Museum.
The Store Street Gallery represents and promotes both established and emerging contemporary artists, and displays a broad range of contemporary art from the figurative to the abstract. It's next exhibition, Wonders of Nature, which will be open from the 29th March - 27th April is an exploration of the natural world of flowers. It will feature paintings from artists such as Richard Burel, Yvonne Coomber, and Emma Levine.
Burel is a French artist from Normandy, but has been heavily inspired by the landscape of the UK, which he now calls home. He mainly works with acrylics and paints mostly from memory.
Coomber's paintings are inspired by her Devon surroundings, and are full of vibrant colours, creating a dreamlike world reminiscent of the poppy field in The Wizard of Oz.
Levine is a textile artist, who prints her art on material she has sourced on her travels. She also uses embroidery to create contrasts with light and shadow.