Frances Featherstone has a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of the West of England, Bristol and is now working from her studio in East Sussex near Tunbridge Wells.
Her paintings explore how our identity is shaped by the spaces we occupy. She questions our perception of the reality surrounding us by juxtaposing traditional imagery with the unexpe...cted. She is 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 her 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."
Most recently Frances' painting ‘Piccadilly’ was selected by ‘Artists & Illustrators’ Magazine as part of the ‘Artists of the Year 2019’, exhibition at The Mall Galleries.
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 also Pre-Selected for Society of Women’s artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries London 2018. As well as this she exhibited 2 paintings at The Espacio Gallery, March 2018 for Women’s International Day.
Previous to this she was shortlisted for The Royal Society of Portraiture at The Mall Galleries, London and selected with 26 other artists for the Art Gemini Prize Finalist Exhibition at Asia House, London.