BEASLEY, Frances M

1947 - ?

Frances Beasley (left)

As Frances Keay, she was born in Surrey in 1947, daughter of Thomas C. Keay and his wife Margaret née Watkins, who married at Dartford, Kent in 1939. She married at Midhurst, Surrey in 1972, Nicholas Beasley and paints under the name of Frances Beasley. She studied at Manchester University gaining a B.A. (Hons) in English and History of Art, then qualified in teaching art with a PGCE awarded from Southampton University and later furthered her art training at Anglia University. She has worked in secondary schools for the majority of the time in Suffolk. She works in oil, watercolour, inks and oil pastel and latterly has branched out into lino printing with some textile work. Her subject matter is based upon observation of the natural world and reflects her love of abstract patterns coupled with bright colours and sometimes the written word. She lives and works from her studio at Easter Barn, Mellis Common, Eye, Suffolk. A member of the Eye Arts Guild and has exhibited in Bury St. Edmunds, Ware, Norwich, Harleston, Diss, Syleham Church, with Suffolk Open Studios and since their inception with Waveney Springs Art Collective and Mellis Arts.





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