Leicester-based artist Francesca Simpson traverses a line between tradition and contemporariness, capturing the complexities of British wildlife. Having grown up in rural Northumberland, Francesca creates hyper-realistic works that draw upon the enduring influence of the landscape, celebrating the beauty of the British countryside.

Before turning her attention to a career in art, Francesca trained as a classical pianist at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. A disciplined classical music background is reflected in her unique approach, characterised by meticulous craftsmanship and expressive, naturalistic compositions.

Awards

FRANCESCA HAS BEEN A FINALIST FOR

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award 2017 

at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016 

Francesca's painting 'Crocodile' (pictured) was shortlisted for the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' competition held at the Mall Galleries in London. 

Visit the Studio

Francesca welcomes visitors to her studio in Cossington, Leicestershire. She is at the studio most days but it is advisable to make an appointment if you're making a special journey.

The studio is located opposite Goscote Nurseries, just off the A6 and not far from the M1. Use the postcode LE7 4UZ and look out for signs to Goscote Nurseries. The full address is below.

 

8 Grange Cottage

Syston Road

Cossington

Leicester

LE7 4UZ

Upcoming Exhibitions

More information coming soon...

 Stockists

 

 

 

Prints and Cards

Marilyn & Melrose, Alnwick, Northumberland

www.marilynandmelrose.co.uk

L'Bidi Gallery, Cambridgeshire

www.lbidiframinggallery.co.uk

Robert Thompson's Craftsmen Ltd, York

www.robertthompsons.co.uk

Everything Bunny Rabbit, Lincolnshire

www.everythingbunnyrabbit.com

Cards only

The Old School Muker, Swaledale, Yorkshire

www.theoldschoolmuker.co.uk

The Old School Tea Room, Skipton, North Yorkshire

www.theoldschooltearoom.com

The Binky Shop (online)

www.thebinkyshop.co.uk

Illustration 

Illustration work for Sanderson wallpaper and fabric. Evesham Deer, part of the Elysian Collection was released in 2018.