Passionate about Art and Textiles, especially of the woven kind, artist Fran White began her creative journey as a weaver. 

More recently, as Fran has transitioned into semi-retirement, she has been rediscovering her love of painting.

An artist’s journey through time

Art is not the product of individuals, it is the product of a community. It reflects collective beliefs, values and ideas. My art reflects the collective beliefs of my family and friends and the many people I have met and spent time with along the way, and more recently as I have transitioned from my career as a weaver and linen shop owner to a full-time painter.

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Fran’s artistic practice is inseparable from her everyday life, her experiences, her reading and her dreams. All this is reflected in her blog where she tells about how she works and how she lives. 

“What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?”

— Robert Hughes The Shock of the New —


The colourful world of Fran’s art is focusing on human experiences.

White Stories


At the Charleston Literary Festival in May 2019, I asked the reader if I could take her photo. She was reading Normal People by Sally Rooney. As you can see, I played with ideas, mediums, collage and, as I often do, accommodated previously used backgrounds.


The latest opportunities to see Fran’s works are listed in the artist’s calendar.

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