Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the intricate beauty of natural illustrations, and has produced an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork. Fran works directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour, ink, gouache and graphite pencil, capturing the wonder of exotic and more commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Drawing . University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, 2007 - 2010
Foundation Fine Art and Design . UCA Maidstone, Kent, 2006 - 2007
2022 Little Kings, Northcote Gallery, London
2021 A Valediction, Northcote Gallery, London
2019 My Valiant, Northcote Gallery, London
2019 After Audubon, Jupiter Asset Management, London
2018 A Devotion, Someth1ng Gallery, London
2018 A Treasure, Northcote Gallery, Battersea
2016 Nest, Someth1ng Gallery, London
2015 All My Beautiful Boys, Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2014 A Myriad of Birds, Bermuda National Gallery RESIDENCY Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Artist In Residence . Bermuda . 201 AWARDS
2016 Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize - Short Listed. London 2014 The Society for Wildlife Artists - Short Listed. London
2012 Threadneedle Art Prize - Short Listed. London
2012 BBC. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
2012 David Shepherd. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
1996 Blue Peter . Welcome to Heathrow- Blue Peter Badge Winner
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Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
These pieces are based on my Grandfather's stamp collection. His tropical stamps, mostly of fish, featured a lovely intimate and detailed painting of an animal, against a solid, flat colour background. I decided to use this combination, but with my own paintings of birds.
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