Frances Seba Smith
Frances was born in Montreal, Canada, where she graduated in Publicity from Ecole Des Beaux Arts. She worked as a graphic designer for Sun Life of Canada where she was responsible for their sales promotional material winning three advertising awards for her designs. In Britain, she did a degree in Fine Arts at North Staffordshire, graduating with a first class honours degree specializing in printmaking. She has exhibited widely, in Britain, Malta, Canada, Russia, Italy, Germany.
Work in private and public collections include, Museum of Fine Arts Malta, Great Universal stores
(GUS), Chepstow house, Manchester, British Midland airlines, Masterworks Foundation Bermuda, Grosvenor Museum, Chester. She has devoted much time and effort to promoting art in the community. For many years she served on the Patrons committee at Manchester City Art gallery. She is also a founder member of Cheshire Artists Network and is a board member of Norton Priory Museum.
She was artist in Residence at the Masterworks Foundation in Bermuda, and at the Casa Rocca Piccola, Malta.
Publications: “ Picturesque Chester-” The City in Art, by Peter Boughton
International Dictionary of Artists Who Have Painted Malta, by Nicholas de Piro KM.
“ A Colourful Canvas”, Twelve Northwest Woman Artists, by Wendy Levy and Judith Rose.
Cheshire Life, March 2014, Can Exhibition,The Great War Commemorative Exhibition.
Her creativity is sourced from drawing and photography, taking images into paint and printmaking, with the exciting diversification that entails.
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