Monday, 20 February 2012


A local Newcastle artist, Franca Sibert, has been inspired by the natural environment where she lives, and is creating beautiful handmade artworks using an age old technique called Cynotype.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that creates a cyan-blue print.

Her sensitivity to the 
technique enables her to create gorgeous,unique pieces,in various shades of blue, ranging from a soft turquoise to vibrant electric blues.

She also uses the technique of cyanotype to create these lovely muslim scarves,all of which are individual in design.
We were impressed with the wonderful variety of prints, ranging in size and design. Images included insects,such as cicadas and
butterflies and a large range of native shrubs,seed pods and flowers.

Using photography,sunlight and particular chemicals,Franca,is able to capture beautiful images from natural materials, that we may otherwise take for granted as well as objects or scenes that have inspired her in her travels to Europe, like these original doorways found in villages in Italy. 

Franca's artworks are available at the 
Olive Tree Markets, at the Junction in Newcastle. You can also email her at for further information or to arrange a personal viewing.
Next time you are in Newcastle,or just visiting the Olive Tree Markets, take a look at this impressive artist's work. You won't be disappointed!

Cheers G. x

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  1. I LoVe her work...
    I will check her out at the Olive Tree markets.
    Thanks for the heads up!
    Tania Maree xx

  2. How lovely are these?! Love all those gorgeous shades of blue :)

    Abbey x


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