Francesca Whetnall is a painter and printmaker working with a wide vocabulary of subject matter and techniques. Inspired by Hockney, Kandinsky and Edward Bawden she creates vibrant linocuts, monoprints and collagraphs. Francesca’s love of colour and her graphic, illustrative approach shows in all her work, whether the subject is portrait, landscape, still life or abstract.
In 2013 Francesca became artist in residence at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth, working with companies including Jane Mason, Elodie and Sadhana Dance. The residency is an exciting opportunity to take inspiration from the creation of an original dance performance.
Originally from London where she studied at Wimbledon School of Art in the early 90s, Francesca Whetnall is now based on the beautiful South Coast. She has exhibited work at Bankside gallery in London and at galleries in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and East Sussex. Francesca is a member of Red Hot Press in Southampton, Poole Printmakers, Bournemouth Arts Club and Dorset Visual Arts. In 2014 Francesca took part in Dorset Art Weeks when she joined Ruth Oaks at her beautiful studio in Poole.