Frances has always had a passion for art. Since she can remember she has always drawn and painted. In recent years she has decided to devote her time to this passion. She trained at Central St Martins London and obtained a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art. She now exhibits in galleries and group shows across the UK, she also teaches.
The inspiration for her work comes from the forces of nature. Nature in its full glory can express so many emotions from anger, love, passion, to serenity and calm. She is currently working on a series of paintings that encompass the elements. The notion of elemental landscapes, that are abstract in their very subject matter, earth, fire and water, give her the materials and freedom to explore. Working in oils and mixed media, she layers her work using a limited palette. With her subtle understanding of tone and texture, she creates strong, powerful images, which depict nature at its most sublime.
2003-2006 BA Hon's Degree, Fine Art, Central St. Martins London.
1999-2001 HND Fine Art. East Surrey College.
1997-1999 Art Foundation, East Surrey College.
2010 Solo exhibition: Fountain Gallery Hampton Court. "Unleashed" 23rd November – 5th December 2010 Palace Art Fair. October
2009 Group exhibition, Real/Unreal 26th November to 29th January The Architect's gallery Teddington. Group exhibition, 5th February to the 28th March The Architect's gallery Teddington. Group exhibition Vivartis King Edward School Whitley: 27th September to 18th October 2009
2008 The Islington Art & Design Fair: 2-7 October Solo exhibition Fish Gallery, Croydon, Surrey: 20 April to 3 May Group exhibition Vivartis King Edward School Whitley: 21 September to 12 October Group exhibition Denbies Vineyard Dorking: July
2007 Group exhibition, Red Biddy Gallery Shallford. Surrey. Group exhibition, Vivartis Autumn Arts Festival, King Edward School, Witley, Godalming. Surrey.
2006 Central St Martins London. Degree show. Group Exhibition Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace. Vivartis Autumn Arts Festival, King Edward School, Witley, Godalming Surrey. Open Studios
2005 Open Studios Battersea Contemporary Art Fair Awards. Certificate, Highly Commended. Artists and Young Artists of the year, competition 1999. S.A.A. (Society of all Artists).
Since 2003 I have been teaching Adult Education groups watercolour painting and coaching children GCSE and A level Art.