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"... impassioned, beautifully observed drawings..."
Nicholas Usherwood Galleries Magazine May 2008
Frances Newman, was born in Cheltenham in September 1963, educated at Convent of St Francis de Sales. She obtained her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University and her MA in drawing at Camberwell College of Art.
In 2008 Frances exhibited a series of drawings she created whilst she was artist in residence at London's University College Hospital (UCLH). The exhibition, titled Scene Unseen II, was held at the Hospital's Euston Road 'Street Gallery' through May - July. The exhibition was accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by Ron Heisler, Eric Rimmington and Cecily Sash. Follow this link to view catalogue online.
exhibited regularly since 1998 in both public and private
galleries. In 2005 she was short-listed for the Arts
Council funded living memorial to Ken Saro-Wiwa and her
work was included in the recent Tate Britain's exhibition
'Drawing From Turner' .
Frances has written of her work: 'my practice is centred on drawing and painting; however I am multi-disciplined and have made collage, installation work and sculpture. The common thread of my work is that of humanity, the plight of the ordinary person, reflecting upon the frequently overlooked and all too often glibly dismissed harsh reality of modern living.
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