Frances is a watercolour artist and tutor based in West Stirlingshire.
A graduate in Interior Design from Edinburgh College of Art, her practice has evolved to encompass a broad spectrum of creative arts. For the past 20 years her interest in the use of visual art and the creative process as a tool to enhance people's lives has led her to work with various vulnerable groups. Participants have included women offenders, patients with a diagnosis of dementia, school children with additional support needs and adults with learning difficulties. Frances also has broad experience in teaching and leading creative workshops in the community and with local art groups.
'Working in this collaborative way enables me to share my love of art, support people and be creative.'
In her own practice Frances continues to explore her passion for watercolour painting, using this medium in traditional ways to respond to inspiration from the changing seasons and the landscapes around her, focusing on colour and light in scenery, and details and patterns in nature. She also enjoys using watercolour in alternative forms such as in collage, mixed media and incorporating it in hand bound artist’s books.