The patterns underlying life and reality have always fascinated me as a mathematician and artist. Why are they there? What are they for? What do they mean? Why and how can we use them?
Essentially my passion is symbolism, but from a multifaceted perspective. I take into account the science behind numbers, shapes, light and colours, for example, and their roles and purposes in forming reality as well as their use as symbols and tools in the Arts, spirituality and development of human consciousness. In this way I describe how you can understand science through art and symbolism, such as how the circle describes the attributes of time, and also appreciate the magic of alchemy in art.
ABOUT KAREN L FRENCH
Naturally I use symbolism extensively in my art and I also thoroughly enjoy doing talks/lectures for a wide audience. My books and articles are based on wide ranging research into subjects covering the Sciences, Arts, philosphy and belief systems. They are always highly illustrated with insightful quotes and examples across disciplines and cultures. I hope they inspire readers to look at reality with fresh eyes and to delve further for themselves.
Numerate and creative, I have a Joint Honours Degree in Mathematics and Management Sciences and an MSc in Marketing, both from the University of Manchester, England. Born in Africa, I currently live in England with my Canadian husband.
THE GATEWAY SERIES
Blending the essence of the Sciences, Arts and beliefs The Gateway Series of books explores the dynamics of reality, consciousnes and Mind using the Gateway to the Heavens model as the central theme. The series currently comprises:
Gateway to the Heavens: How geometric shapes, patterns and symbols form our reality
The Hidden Geometry of Life: The science and spirituality of nature
The first edition of Gateway to the Heavens was released in the UK in Jan 2008 and the USA in March 2010. Originally in black and white this very popular book is now being released world-wide in colour, May 2014, by Watkins Publishing Ltd.
BOTH books with be available as e-books
DIARY OF EVENTS
See LINKS page for more information on events and venues.
UNTIL JUNE 2014 ART EXHIBITION
SOUTH KENSINGTON, LONDON
Evolve Wellness Centre
26 - 27 APRIL TALK and STAND
The Gateway to the Heavens
Talk on Sun 27 at 2.30pm
The Gateway Conference Centre
Mind Body Spirit - BSSK Events
30 MAY - 1 JUNE UNTITLED ART FAIR
Old Town Hall, Chelsea
Untitled Art Fair
UK's largest art fair near the King's Road
10 - 11 MAY STAND
14 - 15 JUNE TALK and STAND
The Gateway to the Heavens
Talk on Sat 14 at 3.00pm
Mind Body and Soul Weekend
7 - 22 JUNE ART EXHIBITION
Bucks Open Studios
ST KATHERINE'S, FRIETH
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Sat 7 - Sun 8 10am - 5pm
Mon 9 - Thu 12 11am - 4.30pm
Fri 13 - Tue 17 Closed
Wed 18 - Fri 20 11am - 4.30pm
Sat 21 - Sun 22 10am - 5pm
THUR 25 SEPT TALK 8 to 10pm
The Hall, Yateley Industries for the Disabled
Institute for Spiritual Mediums
SAT 18 OCT TALK time tbc
Pittville Pump Room
Mind Body and Soul Weekends
For your pleasure, galleries displaying a selection of my Digital Art, Canvases and Paintings can be viewed on this site. I also describe how to activate my art.
Recent additions to my galleries are highlighted in the slideshow below.
Currently there is an exhibition running at the Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington, London UK.
A permanent display of a selection my art is available for viewing at St Katherine's retreat, Parmoor near Frieth, Buckinghamshire. The selection is changed regularly.
Digital art is occupying me these days as part of an ongoing project. I will be adding new digital art weekly during 2014.
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To illustrate the content of my newsletters I have loaded some of my earlier ones as examples under Newsletters. In these are meditations and short descriptions of places, people and other topics I feel might be of interest to you.