Precious Metal (Love Padlocks, Florence)
This particular collection of 'love padlocks' is attached to a bridge in Florence. Various couples have customised them, locked them in place, and symbolically thrown away the key. I became absorbed with the contrasts of shiny and rusty metal, the different shapes, sizes and colours...and also about all the individual relationships they represented. This painting was published in Artists & Illustrators Magazine, July 2015 issue.
About the Artist
I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…View full profile