Frances Seba Smith
Frances Seba Smith

Frances Seba Smith, Cuddington:

I make paintings and prints from sketches and photographs taken whilst walking the dog in Cheshire or in Anglesey. As walking and painting are non verbal processes, I find  the physical

'Cheshire Mere', Linotype by Frances Seba Smith
‘Cheshire Mere’, Linotype by Frances Seba Smith

exercise of walking and the mental process of creativity are stimulated by the silence and the landscape. Back in my studio the painting or print gradually emerges from the photos and the sketches, My imagination merges with the reality of the original scene and the work takes on a life of its own. 
                        
Born in Montreal ,Canada. Studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts Montreal, and after graduating worked as the graphic designer for the Sun Life of Canada. After moving to England, in

Rhosneigr', Linoprint by Frances Seba Smith
‘Rhosneigr’, Linoprint by Frances Seba Smith

1982 she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from North Staffs Polytechnic (Staffordshire University)
 In 1990 she set up a printmaking studio with an antique Albion Press and an etching press, where she makes relief,mono and etching prints.

She also enjoys a complete change of media and is just as happy working in oils, acrylic, pastel and water-colour.

 

'Autumn Wood', Linotype by Frances Seba Smith
‘Autumn Wood’, Linotype by Frances Seba Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

She has exhibited widely, in Britain, Malta, Canada, Russia, Italy, Germany, and Bermuda.

"Rhosneigr Beach" Acrylic on Canvas - Frances Seba Smith
“Rhosneigr Beach” Acrylic on Canvas

 

She was Artist in Residence at the Masterworks Foundation in Bermuda and the Casa Rocca Piccola, Malta.

Work in private and public collections include; Museum of Fine Arts Malta, Great Universal stores(GUS), Chepstow House, Manchester, British Midlands Airlines, Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda, Grosvenor Museum Chester.
"High Winds” Oil on Canvas - Frances Sebs Smith
“High Winds” Oil on Canvas

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