Frances lives just a few minutes from the sea in West Dorset. By the time she left home as a young student for Aberystwyth University she had already established her plein air practice of painting. She subsequently completed a post- graduate teachers' training course at Goldsmiths' College and an MA in Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. Frances works on location with local materials and water based paints. Frances has extensive experience as an art educator. As a senior tutor at West Dean College she is currently involved in the development and delivery of the successful part-time Foundation Diploma.