Flo Snook was born in Portsmouth in 1972, and grew up in Worthing and Brighton. Her childhood was firmly rooted in the landscape of the Sea and the South Downs, and this has always had an influence on her work. Drawing inspiration from the sketchbooks she has filled since her school days, her work continues to explore the relationship between people and landscape.
Flo has developed a unique way of working; starting with pen drawings, and using natural cottons and linens to express the colours and mood of the landscape, she then screen prints, appliqués, and hand stitches her images together.
“With each piece that I create, I attempt to draw the viewer deeper into the sense of simplicity and space that the coastline gives me.”
Flo always considers how her own activities impact the environment. She sources her fabrics and materials as responsibly as possible, favouring natural linens, organic cottons and up-cycled fabrics and using non toxic paints and printing inks.
“It is a slow and considered way of working, with lots of hand-stitched details and carefully selected materials, but I love working this way. It’s my hope that every person who takes one of my art works home with them, will continue to feel the love that I put into it for many years to come.”