Frances Knight, The South Downs


Contemporary artist Frances Knight publishes new book of South Downs paintings

Contemporary landscape artist Frances Knight has just published a new book of paintings on the South Downs. This beautifully printed square hardback book is illustrated with over 40 original paintings selected from the last 20 years, and interspersed with quotes by the artist.

“I have always been inspired by the Sussex landscape. I love the abstract quality of the South Downs, the fields, the geometric shapes, and the effects of light and dark across the landscape as the sun goes behind the clouds.” 

The book consists of 52 pages printed on premium quality 200gsm silk paper and perfect bound in a matt laminated hardback cover. Produced in a square format of 210 x 210mm, Frances’ new book makes the perfect thoughtful gift for a loved one or or even as a treat for yourself.

This inspiring new book of paintings is available to purchase directly from Frances on for £19.99 which includes free shipping.

About Frances Knight

Frances likes to paint outside directly from nature, exploring the effects of light, colour and structure within the landscape and then works on larger paintings from these studies once back in the studio. Interested in exploring the junction point between abstraction and representation, she seeks to express an inner dialogue between subjective experience and objective reality.

“I am not so much interested in rendering the surface qualities of a landscape but in conveying the underlying structure, colour and atmosphere. I like to explore the interaction between the abstract qualities of the two dimensional painted surface with the illusion of space.”

After graduating from Camberwell School of Art, Frances won a Commonwealth and British Council Scholarship to complete her Master of Fine Arts in India. Frances worked as a professional painter for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatles’ guru, and the Transcendental Meditation organisation, a non-profit charity dedicated to creating world peace, for more than 30 years. Frances has exhibited her work internationally as well as widely across the UK. Her paintings are in private collections in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and India. Please visit for further information, and follow on Instagram @francesknightfineart to see her latest work.


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