About

My name is Frances Robinson. The focus of my work is to share my observations and experiences of the natural world. My intention is to bring to the fore the capaciousness, complexity and sheer beauty of nature and its forms.

 

"I aim to create a space where the artist and viewer can enjoy a shared proximity to the subject".

Education

2013 - 2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northbrook College, West Sussex.

2012 – 2016 Painting Peer Group, Farlington School Evening Programme, Horsham.

2005 – 2009 Life drawing taught by Bernard Lord, Easteds Barn, Horsham.

2004 -2005 Watercolour class, Aspire Sussex, Crawley.

1980 – 1995 Life Drawing, Aspire Sussex, Crawley.

Exhibitions

2018

Colonnade House, Worthing. Four Views.

Old Truman Brewery, London. Free Range. 


Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Interventions.

2017

Free Range, Old Truman Brewery, London. Free Range.

Southampton Solent University. Small Faces Open Exhibition.

Worthing Library, Worthing. On the Fringe.

2016

Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

2015

Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

Worthing Library, Worthing. Northbrook Six.

2014

Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.


2013

Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Farlington Painting Peer Group.

The focus of my work is to share my observations and experiences of the natural world. I study nature so I can bring to the fore it's capaciousness, complexity and beauty. 

My aim is to portray the temporality and fragility of life and I endeavour to depict these qualities in my work. Thus I celebrate the ability of painting to capture the moment and give eternal life to the subject.

I am interested in mark-making and am captivated by colour. I enjoy experimenting with colour and the relationship between colours. I use acrylic paint as it allows me to work quickly thanks to its drying properties. My visual research is photography so I always have a camera with me which enables me to capture flowers wherever I see them.


My interest in colour and mark-making is a major influence in my choice of artists within my contextual research. I am inspired by Gillian Ayres whose work is full of colour and texture. Within the area of flower painting there is a mixture between illustrative work such as Helena Goldwater and the more abstract approach of Emma Bennett. For me, my work lies between the two.

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England, UK

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