Luke Florio – Artist

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Oil, Acrylic & Gouache

 

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Sketches and Doodles

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Cezanne_apples_2_square” ” #3   

 "Fruits like having their portrait painted. They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading. Their thought is given off with their perfumes. They come with all their scents, they speak of the fields they have left, the rain which has nourished them, the day breaks they have seen.”

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Willow_7x5in_CMYK” ” #6 From C.G Jung’s  ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’   

“Trees in particular were mysterious and seemed to me direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life. For that reason the woods were the place where I felt closest to its deepest meaning and its awe inspiring workings”

C.G Jung – Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

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An-evening-in-Peckham-No.2_square The Dream files #1  

I enter one room and the walls drop away, the floor is like a jetty and a long way below is a broad and muddy river that reminds me of the Ganges.

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Recent Posts

Willow

” ” #6 From C.G Jung’s ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’

“Trees in particular were mysterious and seemed to me direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life. For that reason...

Dead Rat

Death of a rat

Dead Rat by Mervyn Peake Were I a farmer I would call you vermin Because you’d be the villain of...

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Composing space

The following, is adapted from pages of a book written by my grandfather, Adrian Ryan – ‘Still Life Painting Techniques’...

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” ” #5 Every thing must have a beginning

Illustrator: unknown “Every thing must have a beginning, to speak in Sanchean phrase; and that beginning must be linked to...

Wiki_colours

Colour lovers of the world unite and take over

  Have a look at this amazing list of colours at Wikipedia, and the tantalizing names that have been found...

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Palettes

As I paint I am often struck by the changing life of the palette and feel both exhilarated and aggrieved...

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The Dream files #1

I’m in an art workshop doing INSET training with several other lecturers. It’s a gloomy day – there isn’t enough...

Isolabella

Walls of Isola Bella

Isola Bella, a small island on Lago Maggiore, Italy, was once a fishing village before being taken over by count...

Rodin

” ” #4 Each a part of each other

“The knowledge of our differences and separateness is clarified and strengthened by the knowledge, held at the same time, of...

Caryatid

Caryatid (after Modigliani)

I did this study on paper of Caryatid by Modigliani when I was 16 or 17 and then it lived...

Joyrider

Joy rider

Tree and car in an unhappy meeting.

Cezanne_apples

” ” #3 Fruits … like having their portrait painted

…”Fruits … like having their portrait painted. They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading. Their thought...

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” ” #2 The heart has a yearning

“The heart has a yearning for the unknown, a longing to penetrate the deep shadow and the winding glade, where,...

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” ” #1 Originality

” ‘Originality’ is the unsought and unnoticed product of a gifted artist’s successful attempt to be honest and truthful and...

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Arboreal

When I was young I loved to climb and play in trees. On finding a comfortable branch I would rest...

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Daybreak at Ely Station