Francesca was born and raised in West Yorkshire, and after a 3 year stint living ‘down south’ moved back to Yorkshire in 2016, settling in Wetherby. Francesca is mainly self taught. She studied Fine Art up to A-level, but painting took a back seat while she did a degree in English literature. It was only with the support and encouragement of her future husband that she took up painting as a career.
Francesca uses oils and acrylics, engaging with Yorkshire’s fantastically varied landscapes; rolling hills and dales, vast swathes of rugged moorland, carpets of wildflowers in sun dappled woods all feature in her work. Francesca’s sweeping skies are bold and dramatic, and she plays with the shifting light, making her landscapes glow with rich colours.
‘I’m so relieved to be back in Yorkshire; my ‘homeland’ and the source of my inspiration. My love for the great outdoors stems from childhood; holidays were spent wandering the hills and dales of glorious Nidderdale in ‘mac n’ wellies,’ with no distractions, just the sheep calling and the clouds racing overhead. I paint the rural Yorkshire that is special to me – a place so sublime and beautiful it makes the worries and turbulence of modern life fade away.’