Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

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Collage artist, painter, illustrator and curator. Frome, Somerset, UK. nickyknowlesart@gmail.com

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Drawing in the @hubnubgallery in Frome this week, I'll be back again tomorrow 9-12. Lots of butterflies in progress, mostly drawn from sightings which are numerous at the moment. They have such short lives and yet they're like little jewels that fill our gardens and hedgerows with wonder and our hearts with delight. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #papers #papercuts #drawings #observations #penandink #bugs #butterflies #wings #bees #theseasonofthebutterfly #lighting so #commisions #wildlife

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

17 Days 3 Hours Ago

After months of Mediterranean sunshine it only took two days of rain and a drop of 10 degrees to have my two fluffs back on the sofa and snuggled up with a blanket. Having packed my hubby off on tour again I have to admit my son and I also enjoyed an afternoon on the sofa with a movie and a full vege Sunday roast.The rain has made for a lovely cosy weekend and a greener garden but i quite fancy the sunshine back tomorrow 😊🌞 #collageartist #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #parsonsterrier #tabbycat #sunday #lazysundays #lazyanimals #lovemypets #terrier #papercuts #painter #daysoff #somerset #frome #westcountryartist

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

18 Days 9 Hours Ago

My 'Paper Lands' exhibition continues in the beautiful @hubnubgallery in Frome throughout August Tuesday -Sunday 9 -5. I shall be drawing in the gallery next Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 12 if anyone wants to pop in and ask me about the show. Plus come and join us for tea and cake on the morning of 31 August, the last day of the exhibition. Browse the show, see new unframed collages, butterfly drawings I completed during the exhibition plus my new 'Cornish Boats' screenprints which will be on offer for the last day at £75 instead of £175. There will also be cello music from my son who will be putting in his last practice before playing his sister's wedding the following day. It will be a lovely end to the show and you're all welcome 😊 #exhibition #showcontinues #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired#modernbritishart #frome# #collageartist #contemporarypapercollage #seasons #winter #largeworks #whittoxlane #churchgallery #spring #summer #drawings #observations#penandink #birdsandbees #bugs #butterflies #moths #birds #somerset #frome #hubnub #hubnubgallery

A small tonal collage all ready for glueing but it's far too hot now, my studio is like a greenhouse so it shall have to wait until the cooler early hours of tomorrow. #studiotoday #studiolife #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #landscape #smallworks #abstractartist #somerset #westcountryartist #tonal #shapesandbalance

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

23 Days 7 Hours Ago

Leaving Winter, collage on board currently on show in my 'Paper Lands ' exhibition at the beautiful @hubnubgallery in Frome. The exhibition continues throughout July and August Tuesday -Sunday 9 -5pm. The exhibition shows a range of new small and large works which celebrate the seasons. I shall be in the gallery on the morning of the 1st and 2nd August 9-12 and again at the end of August (dates tbc). #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #mixedshow #painting #collage #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #seasons #winter #largeworks #newworks #shapesandbalance #churchgallery

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

25 Days 15 Hours Ago

Cornish rocks and boats, collage on board will be making its way down to Cornwall next month #papercuts #painting #newworks #collageartist #contemporarypapercollage #beach #cornwall #worksonpaper #rocks #boats #harbour #seashore #sandandsea

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-13 13:49:23

A really fabulous week drawing butterflies at the @hubnubgallery for Frome Festival. Lovely visitors from near and far, butterfly conservationists and art lovers, some people had loved art at school and where just picking it up again after 50 years! One lady I met today, not at the gallery but in Lidles car park, she stopped me to say how much she loved my dungarees and then went on to tell me she does a botanical drawing every day. She's 89, how great is that. Her name is Joan and I've been invited round as she lives opposite my son's school so maybe a picture will follow soon. I'm also very excited to let you know that this image of Cornish Boats I is being made into my first screen print next week. I'm using two wonderful local companies, @mount_art_services for the image scan and @idressmyself studios to create the print. The prints will be for sale for £175 but for the duration of my exhibition (or until the end of August ) I'm offering them at the discounted price for £75 plus p&p. It will be a print run of 50 and I already have 12 orders and 5 are being donated to charity so do please get your orders in if you're interested. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #birdsandbees #bugs #butterflies #moths #collageartist #papercuts #painting #newworks #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #collages

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-12 00:46:43

Popped into the garden this morning whilst it was still cool and despite the brown grass and lack of flowers that have all dried up in the sunshine it's great to see the veges doing so well. Our main veg bed is along an old stone wall and we usually have real problems with slugs but it would seen the sun has dried them up too. Looking forward to a bumper harvest. #growyourown #herbs #fruitpicking #veg #beans #appletrees #pears #plums #gooseberries #courgettes #squash #rhubarb #barlottibeans #runnerbeans #chard #garlic #sweetpeas #cherries #jammaking #homemadechutney #lovemygarden

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-07 10:58:08

Primavera IV, large collage on board. One from my Spring series that didn't make my 'Paper Lands' exhibition. 'Paper Lands' continues this week @hubnubgallery in Frome as part of the Frome Festival. So much going on in our little market town this week, a great time to visit. The Hubnub Gallery and Rye Bakery will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. Just around the corner from my show @kobiandteal are exhibiting new drawings by @sandraporterstudio. The @blackswanarts continues to show it's wonderful bronze exhibition with live bronze casting displays and the @silkmillstudios has opened its studio doors for the week whilst serving delicious tapas from the @thehighpavement restaurant. Our little town is having a 9 day party and you're all invited💕 #fromefestival @fromefestival #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #mixedshow #painting #collage #somerset #frome #lovesomerset #lovefrome #openstudios #exhibitions #seasonalinspiration #churchgallery

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-06 08:01:00

Lovely visit to my 'Paper Lands' exhibition today at the Hubnub Gallery in Frome from these two super talented artists, painter @susannalisle and sculptor @kathydalwood. Lovely to see you both😊 The Frome Festival kicks off tonight with 9 days full of arts and music, comedy, plays, street fairs, world food event, outdoor tapas bar, open gardens and so much more. My 'Paper Lands ' exhibition will continue throughout the festival and from Monday to Friday next week I shall be setting up a small drawing space in the gallery so do come by and say hi. #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studioartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #largeworks #fromefestival #collageartist #churchgallery

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-04 11:30:10

Winter Blue III, collage on board currently on view in my 'Paper Lands' exhibition @hubnubgallery in Frome. The exhibition continues throughout July and August. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studiotoday #studiolife #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #winterlandscape #collageartist @rye_bakery #papercuts #abstractartist

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-04 11:25:43

Winter Blue I, collage on board currently on view in my 'Paper Lands' exhibition @hubnubgallery in Frome. The Hubnub Gallery is situated on the balcony of a beautiful restored church tucked away in a historic part of Frome. The ground floor is home to the Rye Bakery which serves delicious food including their fabulous home baked breads and pastries. The exhibition celebrates the seasons and continues throughout July and August. #exhibition #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studiotoday #studiolife #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #collages #paintings #worksonpaper #worksonboard #winterlandscape #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #mygallery #largeworks #whittoxlane #somersetartist

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-02 06:35:38

I'm at home today with a horrid tummy bug, I was poorly all weekend but today it has knocked me flat. However, I was delighted that a studio visitor came and chose these three little collages from 2016 for their bedroom. I love having visits from people who are passionate about art, some have large collections, some small and some just buy on a whim because they've fallen in love with something and just can't live without it. Being an artist has its ups and downs, it can be very tough and demoralising at times but when a buyers takes a piece of your work away filled with joy then it's the best job in the world. #loveart #collage #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #frome #westcountryartist #somerset #buyart #livingwithart #artinthehome #studiotoday #studiolife #gardenstudio #artistslife #inthegarden #winterhouse #abstractlandscapes

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-07-01 05:06:16

It's the giant Frome Independent Market today and it's going to be a warm one. If you're looking for respite from the heat or just a bite to eat come and take refuse in the beautiful cool @rye_bakery at the Hubnub Gallery. I'll be popping in myself and the gallery and bakery will be open until 5pm. The @hubnubgallery is tucked away in Whittox Lane at the top of Catherine's Hill. Hope to see you there. #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studiotoday #papercuts #contemporarypapercollage #summerexhibition #beautifulvenue #church #nonconformistchurch #balcony #balconyart #celebratingtheseasons #collageartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #drawings

Nicky Knowles
(@nickyknowlesart)

2018-06-29 22:52:38

I'm loving our beautiful English summer and I don't want these long lazy days full of sunshine and birdsong to stop. Unfortunately though I don't sleep very well in the heat so this morning I took an early morning stroll to the studio and It was so lovely to walk through the garden in a light breeze and potter around before the studio turns into a greenhouse. Here are four large Spring collages that didn't make my 'Paper Lands' exhibition but will be framed up soon and sent on their way. I'm so enjoying my 'Paper Lands' exhibition in my little town of Frome. I've met so many lovely people already and it's been great hearing about people's artwork and their collections, the artists in their family and their memories of art college. Yesterday I met a couple whose father studied under Keith Vaughan another lady said her father had helped to set up the Corsham bronze foundry whilst Kenneth Armitage was there. Lots of fascinating people and lots of feedback about my work. Most people who follow my work on IG were shocked at how large the work is and presume that the larger the work the more difficult to make but infact I've always felt comfortable working large, it's often the little ones that create the biggest headaches. If you haven't visited the show yet do pop by during the Frome Festival 9th -13th July when I will be in every day. #exhibition #gallery #somerset #frome #westcountryartist #studiotoday #studiolife #church #churchgallery #collageartist #papercuts #abstractartist #midcentinspired #modernbritishart #largeworks