Following the Discovery of a natural talent for painting and drawing, Wildlife Artist Frances Whitman has met with acclaim for her animal paintings and drawings.
Entirely self taught, she finds that using Faber-Castell colour pencils is the most effective media for achieving the fine details in her drawings. For her paintings, Frances also works in oils and acrylics.
To Frances the most challenging aspect of her work is capturing eye expression, the life and soul of her pictures.
Frances is a member of 'TWASI' The Wildlife Art Society International, 'MIWAS' Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, 'SOFA' Society of Feline Artists and shows her work at their annual and regional exhibitions.
Frances is also a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and is involved in fundraising activities on the conservation of wildlife.
Frances is a regular Artist in Residence at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Gloucestershire, and hold workshops at NIA.
Drawing workshops are held by Frances in Cheltenham, full details can be found on Frances's website.
Wildlife artist Frances Whitman is showing work in the following exhibitions;
As part of the Cheltenham Open Studios, a celebration of the visual arts in Cheltenham and the surrounding area, 8 local artists Frances Whitman, Sue Perry, Annette Turner, Michelle Watling, Ann Sohn-Rethel, Sue Naydorf, Jan Thompson and Gill Bateman, have collaborated to create a stunning exhibition, showcasing the best of their work, included are watercolours, acrylics, pottery jewellery, poetry, glass and much more.
The exhibition is at The Gardens Gallery, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham and runs from 5th - 17th June. Open daily with FREE ADMISSION
A great opportunity to pick up some original art at affordable prices, direct from the artist.
Join the artists for drinks and nibbles at their preview day on Saturday 8th June.
Wednesday 5th June ? Monday 17th June 2013
Weekdays 10am ? 5pm
Saturdays 10am ? 7.30pm
Sundays 11am ? 4pm
The Gardens Gallery The Proscenium Building Montpellier Gardens Cheltenham GL50 1UW
Directions Montpellier Gardens between the bandstand and the tennis courts
See www. Gardensgalley.co.uk
In 2008 Frances was delighted to win an award for her drawing of a tiger entitled 'Hypnotized' at the 10th Annual Exhibition of the Marwell International Art Society, the world's largest exhibition of wildlife art, which was held at Marwell Zoo.
Simon King, the multi award-winning wildlife cameraman, film-maker and television star of BBC's 'Big Cat Diary' and 'Springwatch' opened the exhibition and presented the Awards.
In 2009 Frances was thrilled to win the Simon Combes Award for the Best African picture in the show at the Wildlife Art Society International Exhibition 2009 held at Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth Gloucester. Frances was presented with her award by Susie Combes.
Coloured Pencil, Watercolour Pencil
Animals, Pet Portrait, Wildlife