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.
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 opposite Goscote Nurseries garden centre, just off the A6. The full address is below.
8 Grange Cottage
Illustration work for Sanderson wallpaper and fabric. Evesham Deer, part of the Elysian Collection was released in 2018.