ABOUT

Passionate about Art and Textiles, especially of the woven kind, Fran began her creative journey as a weaver. Having trained initially as a linen weaver, she went on to commission short lengths of woven linen fabric to her own design from Mills in Ireland, Scotland and Belgium. 

These linens have been used in Interiors, for clothing and have also starred in three films, Mr Turner, Mr Holmes and Brightstar.

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

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.”

— Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own —

Fran created a new body of work during lockdown, which you can read about in her White Blog.

From her home studio near Horsham she creates artwork in a contemporary abstract style, working across a broad range of media including acrylic and graphite on both stretched and un-stretched canvas, board, paper, card, and, occasionally, her own linen fabric.

Artist
in Lockdown

Listen to Fran talking about the artwork she created during lockdown.

Painting

& Pattern

Watch Fran and her fellow artists joining the exploration of African Kuba Cloth in collaboration with Nick Bodimeade's Studio and Seawhite Studio.