Emma Franc

Still Beautiful

Still Beautiful

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Spring is Coming

Spring is Coming

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Sometimes you can't see what is right in front of you

Sometimes you can't see what is right in front of you

Oil, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Ceramic Bowl

Ceramic Bowl

Oil on board, 40 x 30cm, framed, £450

Summer Days

Summer Days

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Sand Drawing

Sand Drawing

Oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, unframed, £380

On The Rocks

On The Rocks

Oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm, framed, £450

Evening Light

Evening Light

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Growing Up

Growing Up

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Oil, 60 x 60cm, framed, £590

The Bird Whisperer

The Bird Whisperer

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, unframed, £550

Another Day

Another Day

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Escapism

Escapism

Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose

SOLD oil on board, 60 x 60cm, unframed, £600

Time For Reflection

Time For Reflection

SOLD oil on board, 60 x 60cm, unframed, £600

Green Leaves

Green Leaves

SOLD oil on board, 60 x 60cm, unframed, £600

Denise 2, Three Wise Monkeys Series

Denise 2, Three Wise Monkeys Series

SOLD

Don't Break Me

Don't Break Me

SOLD

Woman’s Hour

Woman’s Hour

SOLD - Oil on board, 60 x 60cm, framed, £690

Precious Vase

Precious Vase

SOLD

Morning Light II Peel Flatt

Morning Light II Peel Flatt

SOLD

Morning Light I Peel Flatt

Morning Light I Peel Flatt

SOLD

Denise - Three Wise Monkeys Series

Denise - Three Wise Monkeys Series

SOLD

Early Evening

Early Evening

SOLD

A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

SOLD

Drawn to atmospheric places as diverse as the theatre, museums, old warehouses and abandoned playgrounds, Emma enjoys experimenting with textured surfaces showing a light source coming through from within the picture. Performance and the theatre are recurring themes in the work, whether it be a figure in an interior that is brought to life by a theatre set lit up around it, or objects in a still life from a scene in an antiques shop taking centre stage. Playful and sometimes brooding, these works are intriguing and exciting. Since studying for her Masters in Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, she has exhibited in galleries mainly in London and the South East, where she also lives.

Education
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Coventry University
MA Fine Art Painting - Wimbledon School of Art

Awards
Shortlisted for the Garrick Milne prize - Exhibition at Christies
Recipient of an ARHB award (to fund MA)


2016 Artist in Residence, Abbey Theatre, St Albans

Solo exhibitions
February-April 2019. The Spring Alchemist; Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming, Surrey
March 2018. The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
February-March 2017. The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
2016. Abbey Theatre, St Albans
2016. Trestle Arts Base, St Albans
2003. The Gallery, Berkhamsted, Herts

2001. Lauderdale House, Highgate
2000. Alchemy Gallery, London EC1
1998. Apthorp Gallery, Radlett, Herts

Group exhibitions
2019
20 - 22 Sept Fresh Art Fair, Ascot (with Carina Haslam Gallery)
Carina Haslam Gallery, Great Missenden; gallery artist
3 Aug-28 Sept, ‘Wanderlust’ ArtcanOrg; The Ollerod, Beaminster, Dorset
16-22 May, ‘Encounters’ ArtcanOrgD-Contemporary Gallery, 23 Grafton St, London
14-17 March, ‘Flux Exhibitions’, National Army Museum, London

2018
Fitch & Fellowes Gallery, Thame
ARTCAN - 44 Hallam Street London
Wynd Gallery, Letchworth; gallery artist
Don't Walk Walk Gallery, Deal; gallery Artist
July, Pop up Show @Marks & Tilt, St Albans 

 

2017
31 Mar-2 Apr, Pop Up Show, All saints Studios, St Albans
4 May, Living Crafts at Hatfield House
30 Jun-2 Jul The Childwickbury Arts Fair, St Albans
10 - 22 Jul, Kingsbury Barn (part of The International Organ Festival) St Albans
Sept, Herts Open Studios as part of the Kingsbury Barn Group in St Albans
Dec, Halo Show at Marks & Tilt Gallery, St Albans

2016
Nude Tin Can Gallery; Gluttony Exhibition
Courtyard Cafe, St Albans

 

2015
Hemingway Cafe, St Albans
Courtyard Cafe, St Albans
Pop Up Show, Headcase Barbers, St Albans

 

2012 Herts Open Studios (Stables Studios)

 

2010 Urban Art Fair, Brixton, London

 

2004 Menier Gallery, London SE1

 

2003
Custard Factory, Birmingham
F1rst Out, Westbourne Studios Gallery, London

 

2002 Open Studios, Euroart N17

 

2001 Open Studios, Hatton Wall EC1

 

2000
Spitz Gallery. London E1
Foundry, Old St EC2
Garrick Milne Prize, Christies, London
Royal Association of Bristish Artists, The Mall, London

 

1999 Open Studios, Cable Street

1998 Class of '98, Coventry University

 

1997 'Trade', Custard Factory, Birmingham