Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Kalamunda Reporter - - Look Local -

might still be the mid­dle of a chilly, wet win­ter, but North Fre­man­tle artist Francesca Gnagnarella is al­ready look­ing to spring.

A col­lec­tion of new na­ture-in­spired pieces cel­e­brat­ing the new life, en­ergy and burst­ing colours of the sea­son will be in her new ex­hi­bi­tion Prom­ise of Spring, but the hang­ing of the work won’t be done in the usual way.

Much like you can’t ap­pre­ci­ate the beauty of a flower if it’s not in its nat­u­ral set­ting, Gnagnarella has tried to make sure the art­work can be truly ap­pre­ci­ated by the viewer by hang­ing it in a re-cre­ated home-like sce­nario.

“For me, art com­pletely ties a room to­gether and be­comes the vis­ual fo­cal point, which can el­e­vate a room sig­nif­i­cantly,” she said.

“I love to dis­play my art­works in my gallery apart­ment in North Fre­man­tle, to cre­ate liv­ing rooms in which the clients could pic­ture them­selves at home.

“It is much eas­ier to vi­su­alise an art­work in a homely space, above a couch, a din­ing ta­ble, or a bed, so I wanted to recre­ate a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion for my up­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion.”

She said she was lucky she was able to turn her pas­sion into her ca­reer and hoped vis­i­tors to the ex­hi­bi­tion would feel this pas­sion in her work.

“I be­lieve art should make you feel good in what­ever way is im­por­tant to you,” she said.

“When you share a mo­ment with it and pro­voke truly good feel­ings, art­works can in­spire, soothe and up­lift you.

“I be­lieve my paint­ings have a colour­ful­ness and depth that al­low you to take what you need from them; some­times they lift your spirit, some­times they sooth rush­ing thoughts and some­times they do both si­mul­ta­ne­ously.”

Prom­ise of Spring is on at Seven Wil­low De­signs in Mt Law­ley un­til Septem­ber 10.

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Francesca Gnagnarella with some of her work.

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