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Francesca Currie

Francesca is a full-time artist based in Worcester. Francesca studied at The University College of the Arts in Norwich where she achieved a B.A. Honours in Fine Art. She went on to study at the London Atelier of Representational Art. She moved home in 2015 to set up full-time as an artist. Since then she has exhibited across the country including in London, Broadway and York. She became an associate to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2017 and was elected (their youngest) full member in 2018. She has had numerous private and public commissions including The Budworths, owners of the Lady Magazine, SENSE charity, Dr John Inge the Bishop of Worcester, and Frank Southam, the Sword Bearer of Worcester. She has been on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year 2021 and had the wonderful opportunity to paint Sir Trevor McDonald, who chose her portrait to take home as his personal favourite. She has had a solo show at the R.B.S.A and at John Lewis. This summer, Francesca has begun exhibiting with Trinity House Paintings, an international art dealership specialising in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and contemporary artwork, with galleries in Broadway and San Francisco. Her work combines the traditional techniques of the Old Masters with a modern viewpoint to create classical representational oil paintings with contemporary composition. Francesca is happy to travel for portrait commissions. She will then meet you for a coffee to discuss your needs for the portrait, including size, composition and colour. She will then invite you/the sitter to her studio. All her paintings are Oil on Canvas.
Recent Exhibitions   Trinity House Paintings, Broadway and San Francisco, Group Show, ‘Spring Salon’, February 28th 2022 Trinity House Paintings, Broadway and San Francisco, 16 works, April 2021 John Lewis Cheltenham, Solo show, 19th-25th October 2020 Highly Commended’ in the RBSA Portrait Prize exhibition, Birmingham, 2 works, Lewis and Rae, 25th July-31st August 2019 The Art House, Worcester, ‘P is for Portrait’, Emalee, January-March 2019 Noott Gallery, Broadway, 3 works, June 2nd-30th 2018 Blue Tree Gallery, York, 6 works, June 9th– August 2nd 2018 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, ‘Candidates’, 6 works, April 2018 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, ‘Start’, Asparagus, 23rd December-10th February 2018 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, ‘Members and Associates’, Early rain, 23rd November-23rd December 2017 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Solo Show ‘A study in True Representation’, 11 works, July 3rd-36th August 2017 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists, ‘Candidates 2017’, 6 works, April 2016 Royal Society of Birmingham Artists, ‘Open’ , Pears, May-June 2016, Mall Galleries, London, Society of Women Artists, Merial and Pip- June 2015 Holt Festival, Holt, Holt Art Prize, Skull, July 2015