1947, Born in Holland

1963-1967, Studied Fine Art Diploma Course at East Sydney Technical College

Exhibited in numerous exhibitions

Taught Art with the Education Department then worked as a commercial artist-illustrator with the Teaching Resources Centre

1970-1975, Travelled overseas

1980-1982, Became interested in weaving and had two solo exhibitions of hand woven rugs and wall hangings at the Morpeth Gallery

Resumed painting and won many awards

1989, Travelled to Kakadu National Park with a group of artists to gather reference material for a series of paintings inspired by that trip

Exhibits in the von Bertouch Galleries’ Annual Collectors Choice Exhibition each November

Frances’ work is represented nationally and internationally

Participated in many COMPETITIONS and won prizes:

  • 1983, First Prize Cessnock Art Show
  • 1987, First Prize Singleton Art Show
  • 1987, First Prize Weston Art Show
  • 1988, First Prize Raymond Terrace Art Show
  • 1989, First Prize Weston Art Show
  • 1989, First Prize Raymond Terrace Art Show
  • 1990, First Prize Weston Art Show
  • 1990, First Prize Cessnock Art Show
  • 1991, First Prize Weston Art Show
  • 1992, First Prize Singleton Art Show
  • 1994, First Prize Wyndham Estate Art Award
  • 1999, First Prize Singleton Art Show
  • 2001, First Prize Hunter Valley Gardens Art Prize
  • 2003, Second Prize Artscrawl Art Prize

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1980, Morpeth Gallery
  • 1982, Morpeth Gallery
  • 1989, Casey Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
  • 1991, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1992, Peppers Guest House, Pokolbin
  • 1993, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1995, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
  • 1997, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1998, Valerie Cohen Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
  • 2000, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 2001, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
  • 2002, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney2003
  • 2003, Oriel Gallery, Ascot, Brisbane
  • 2003, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 2004, Tighes Hill Gallery Newcastle
  • 2004, Raglan st. Gallery,  Manly,  Sydney
  • 2005, Oriel Gallery, Ascot, Brisbane
  • 2006, Oriel Gallery, Ascot, Brisbane
  • 2007, Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 1989, Whitebridge Gallery, Newcastle
  • 1989, Morpeth Gallery
  • 1989, Casey Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
  • 1990, Gallery Wall, Sydney
  • 1990, Eagle Hawke Gallery, Sydney
  • 1990, Avoca Gallery
  • 1992, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1993, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1994, Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin
  • 1994, Showing Respect Forgeries of the Masters, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery
  • 1995, Stockton Bight Exhibition, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1995, A Fine Vintage, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery
  • 1996, Maitland Regional Gallery
  • 1996, Tomago House Heritage Exhibition, von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle
  • 1997, The Rembrandt Connection, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne
  • 1998, A Room With a View, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery
  • 1998, Artscrawl Exhibition, Pokolbin
  • 1999, Artscrawl Exhibition, Pokolbin
  • 2000, ‘ Forgeries’  For the Love of Art, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery
    also shown at the Taree Regional Gallery
  • 2004 Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
  • 2005, Artscrawl Exhibition, Pokolbin
  • 2006, Artscrawl Exhibition, Pokolbin

PUBLICATIONS

  • ‘A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia’ composed by Max Germaine
  • Artist’s Palette magazine No. 6
  • Artist’s Palette magazine No. 11
  • ‘Hunter Valley’ Ian Lloyd Productions

 

 

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