I graduated from the University for the Creative Arts - Farnham, where I studied Fine Art in July 2012. My main practice is drawing. I practice daily in visual diaries. I enjoy painting in water colour, acrylic and oils.
I am a teacher. I have had experience teaching preschoolers and first graders; art for all ages in the junior sector; art at secondary school up to GCSE; and adults.I have taught in South Africa, Zimbabwe and England.
In August 2014 I completed over a 100 images for an exciting illustration project with EQUIPT-ELT - Education Development and Quality Improvement Project for English Language Teacher Training in Tanzania. - a transition course, improving English for new secondary school entrants.
I have completed illustrations for a trilogy of novels,"Call of the Mourning Dove", "The Mourning Dove Calls Again" and "The Mourning Dove Takes Flight" by Christine Gordon, who has written a fictional work based on her grandfather, a missionary to Rhodesia.
I have the privilege of being a member of the KAN KAN Collective artist alumni group. The alumni group meet once a month to encourage, discuss, plan, and debate. We have exhibitions in the pipeline, artist residencies opportunities forth coming, exciting workshops planned, outings organised, and possible community work projects.
I am also a care worker and I am very interested in Art Therapy. Not only has art been very theraputic in my life but I have seen the benefit it has had with people I have cared for. I have experience working with people with Dementia, and Altzheimers, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, and visual impairment challenges.
Bill, my darling husband, was my long suffering, always interested, encouraging, champion. I ran all my ideas past him and no matter how outrageous they were he was always a willing listener, scoffing at some of the contemporary art ideas I must admit! I miss my best friend. I just want say 'thank you' to him. I owe much to him. I hope he is now enjoying sights that 'no eye has seen or mind can comprehend'. xx
'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. Albert Einstein
'Creativity is intelligence having fun.'
'Disneyland will never be completed.
It will continue to grow as long as
there is imagination left in th world'
PAREIDOLIA, in a nutshell, is the ability to see faces, or other things, where there isn't one.
In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for painters, writing "if you look at any walls spotted with various stains.... if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers, combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms."
These imaginings, or seeings, with the aid of drawing, become my Gazoonkas
Fran Webster's Art
More of my work can be viewed on Redbubble.
and on my face book art page
and frantuckster on Instagram