Frances Featherstone has a First CLass Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
''My paintings explore how our identity is shaped by the spaces we occupy. I question our perception of the reality surrounding us by juxtaposing traditional imagery with the unexpected.
I am drawn to powerful images, such as vast skies, which powerfully draw our attention and emanate natural forces. Their depth and power reflects our romantic passions, elevating and diminishing us, helping me to explore the narrative and symbolism of our place in this infinite vastness.
Where figures occupy spaces in my paintings, I seek to explore their relationship to their surroundings. I am fascinated by whether humanity belongs in its environment or is a stranger to it. Whether humanity is the centre of the world, the only meaning that exists, or playing out an insignificant and meaningless play against the backdrop of a dramatic and infinite emptiness all around.''
Already 2019 has started well for Frances, her painting ‘Piccadilly’ has been selected by ‘Artists & Illustrators’ Magazine as part of the ‘Artists of the Year 2019’, exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London 25th February to 2nd March 2019.
At the end of 2018 she was shortlisted for Jackson’s Emerging Artist Prize by the Jackson’s judging Panel with 29 other artists out of over 1300 entries:
She was Pre-Selected for Society of Women’s artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London 2018.
She exhibited 2 paintings at The Espacio Gallery, 6-11 March, 2018 for Women’s International Day.
Shortlisted for The Royal Society of Portraiture at The Mall Galleries, London.
She was selected with 26 other artists for the Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition at Asia House, London