Frances was born in Aberdeen but now lives in Peterhead. She is a painter of the natural environment and wild places. Living in close proximity to the sea is a big influence on her work. Peterhead is the most north easterly point on mainland Scotland and is therefore prone to very exciting and changeable weather, especially stormy conditions, which are a fascination. She walks every day along the shore and her paintings are a visual diary of these walks. She paints the coastline all around the north east.
Trees are also a favoured subject, especially the forests of Deeside and the north -west Highlands where she spends time in the summer months.
Frances is a member of Aberdeen Artists Society and has been for 18 years and has taken part in their exhibitions throughout that time. Two of her paintings were selected for their Annual Exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery this year. She has painted all her life and has exhibited for over 18 years in galleries throughout the North East. Her most recent solo exhibition was at Elgin Museum in 2019. Her work is in private collections throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and USA.