SANDSFOOT WILLOW FLARE. Watercolour and site materials on handmade cotton rag paper. 43x16cm paper size. Feb 2021.

VISUal artist

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.


studio NEWS

The studio became a private space this year: playground and depository. I’ve made a lot this year- and I’ve done a lot of listening. I’m thrilled to begin to share the new work with you all.

The studio will open its doors for DORSET ART WEEKS 2021. See DORSET COAST for a taster of works in the studio 

I’ll be open by appointment every day. Book your slot below so your visit can be safely managed as regulations allow.

DAILY DURING DAW – I’ll be offering themed videos every morning on Instagram and via this page.  

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. 

Dorset Art Weeks 22 May- 6 JUNE 2021

OPEN STUDIOS: reserve your timed studio visit here

SUNRISE- MOONSET: SANDSFOOT CASTLE. Watercolour and beach debris and earths on handmade cotton rag paper. 82x197cm