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Arts St George’s new exhibition

19th April 2017

Emma Franks: Dreams of Summer

Ingredients Restaurant, first floor, Lanesborough Wing

19 April to 17 May

My paintings are an expression of my inner world and are a direct narrative of my life, often exploring personal relationships which include friendships and motherhood.  I have for a long time been creating paintings with the aim of transporting the viewer into their own inner reflections, offering a state of calmness and introspection.

"My paintings have been described as ‘lyrical’, ‘beautiful’, ‘calming’ and ‘poetic’ and I am often asked about their unique style, particularly that they look Eastern European.  I enjoy many different artists and styles but particularly admire Mark Rothko’s paintings, Louise Bourgeois’s textile art, Gustav Klimt and the simplicity of Japanese Woodblock prints.

"The process of creating a painting is spontaneous and playful.  Often I begin a new work without knowing what will emerge.  I slowly build up a picture, applying thin washes of oil paint then rub them away. I am very excited by and feel passionate about the physical act of painting.  I love to see how the painting will take on a life of its own and what might emerge by pure accident.”

Since 1990, the Arts Team at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have curated and developed engaging exhibitions, commissions, and participatory arts programmes to enhance the wellbeing of the 3.5 million patients who visit the Trust each year.

The programme is supported by St George’s Hospital Charity.

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