Frances has lived in Kendal for 15 years. Inspired by the Lake District in all its facets, she is moved by colour, mood and light. Using paint in a free and boldstyle, exploring the surface effects in a painting, trying to achieve more significance than realism in the work. This can lead to more abstract pieces sometimes.
After a Fine Art Degree at Manchester College of Art and an Art teaching degree, Frances taught Art in the Manchester area for five years. Now her career has included illustration work for landscape architects, architects, advertising agencies, freelance illustration and also more teaching in adult education. All the while painting and exhibiting In galleries.
Her work is in a variety of disciplines, Acrylic paint, guache and oil pastel and other mixed media methods, Ceramics and printing methods are very important.