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Chris Noel Francis

Artist's Statement My work comprises watercolour, pen and wash, acrylic and oils and can be seen in various local galleries.

CV I grew up in the village of Dedham, where my first art lessons were watching the great-niece of the artist John Constable.

After completing a 2-year course in photography at Regent Street Polytechnic in London. I spent my career working with some of the best photographers in London. The most well known studio was that of John Vickers, the official photographer of the Old Vic Theatre. I also worked on fashion and advertising photography until moving back to Suffolk.

I took up painting seriously in 1997 when illness forced me to retire from my career in theatre photography and as a designer.

I am a member of Orwell Art Club and the Humberdoucy Group, tutored by Ken Cuthbert and am also a member of the Ipswich Art Society.

I enjoy giving talks to groups and especially to the groups of schoolchildren who visit exhibitions in order to learn more about art.

Contact Eemail chris.jan.francis@btinternet.com


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