FRANCIS, NoŽlle M

1942 - ?

Born in Cairo in 1942, NoŽlle Francis studied first at Ravensbourne College of Art before completing her teaching training at Cardiff School of Art in 1965. She came to live and work in East Anglia in the early 1970s and has shown subsequently at many of the leading galleries in the region. She has also been a prime mover in the highly successful artist-led Harleston and Waveney Art Trail. Noelle has always been an adventurous traveller; her journeys in recent years taking her to the rainforests of Borneo and South America, as well as to India, South Africa and Australia. Many of her rich and brilliantly coloured oils and watercolours reflect the intense visual experiences provided by their seas and landscapes. NoŽlle has evolved a highly individual and very distinctive semi-abstract style; the brilliant blues and golds, greens and scarlets of her colourful palette make a powerful visual impression on the viewer. She was living in Sudbury, Suffolk but lives at Ditchingham, Bungay when she donated a work to the 'Westhall Secret Postcard Auction' in 2013 a watercolour 'Tropical Fish' and in 2014 'Spring Chickens'. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and is held in collections worldwide and in two local hospitals in Papworth and Norwich University.




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