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Frances Seba Smith was born in Montreal, Canada. She studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts Montreal and, after graduating, worked as a graphic designer. In 1982 she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from Staffordshire University. Frances has exhibited her work extensively throughout the UK and abroad. She has work in permanent collection at the Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester; Museum of Fine Arts Malta; St. Paul Minnesota Art Museum USA; British Midland Airways Manchester; Great Universal Stores Head Office, London; Chepstow House, Manchester and Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda.
"I made these paintings from sketches and photographs taken whilst walking the dog. As walking and painting are non-verbal processes, I find the physical excercise of walking and the mental process of creativity are stimulated by the silence and the landscape. Back in my studio, the painting gradually emerges from the photos and the sketches; my imagination merges with the reality of the original scene and the work takes on a a life of its own."