Direct work en plein air is central to Frances’ site-responsive practice. Her Dorset studio home-ground is fringed by sea. Imagery emerges out of a relationship between the stuff of place and all she brings to it. The works acknowledge the permanent impermanence in experience.
In this year of ‘staying local’ I’ve been intimately aware of my place within the community of ‘other-than-human’ relationships. Settling down by the waters’ edge in anticipation of a moonrise is like turning up to resume a conversation that began way back before I was a child.
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art practice – sharing experience
DAILY DURING DAW
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1. 22nd May STUDIO TOUR welcome to my spacious Weymouth studio
2. 23rd May MAKING WORK an introduction to my practice
3. 24th May MAKING WORK CLOSE TO HOME gift within restriction
4. 25th May SKETCHBOOKS the role of sketchbooks
5. 26th May IN CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR SIMON OLDING a discussion about THE COMMON GROUND an exhibition conceived and curated for The Crafts Study Centre, Farnham in 2020
6. 27th May CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR SIMON OLDING: A YEAR ON recently recorded at the studio.
7. 28th May BLUES TALKING which pigment and why
8. 29th May SHINE sunrise sunset light shade
9. 30th May EARTHS TALKING working with site materials
10. 31st May BIRDS FOR COMPANY during the last year I’ve been grateful for the company of birds
11. 1st June LULWORTH working on site
12. 2nd June ANTARCTICA skating to Antarctica
13. 3rd June YELLOWS TALKING which pigment and why (with Evie Hatch blog writer and artist liaison at Jackson’s Art)
14. 4th June MOONSHINE painting in moonlight
15. 5th June INTRODUCING THE SWALLOW FUND in support of the charity Rewilding Britain
16. 6th June ON THE ROAD working away