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June 2018

I have updated my shop on www.fineartamerica.com

http://sandra-francis.artistwebsites.com/index.html?tab=images 


May 2018 

I have become an Amazon professional seller. See my store in the Handmade Paintings section .


i have had a complete  change of subject to foliage of jungle scenes purely from memory of my  visits to Africa as a child . We used to live on a plantation in the middle of the jungle and travelled through the Cameroon jungle forest to get there by launch up the creeks.  Having a photographic memory I remember the colours and types of plants and trees .  The paintings are designs ,compositions of shapes and colours, as dream like impressions .  People seem to like them and these colours are in fashion this year.

see them on the new Recent Work page and under Floral .......

April 2018 

Recently as a change from my beach paintings I have developed an enjoyable subject matter to paint of the spectacular crashing waves on the rocks which I see in all weathers .I took many photos and it takes about fifty photos to select the interesting bits to make a painting and then of course the various experimental ways of apply the paint makes it unique and this can be seen by close up views of the painting .


April 2018 

I am pleased to say that two US companies, art distributors, have purchased the licences for sixteen and eighteen images respectively .

I have seen some of them on www.wayfair.com nicely presented as the Sandra Francis Collection...available in various sizes and formats on canvas or framed paper wall art. This is the US site but items can be purchased for UK 


April 2018 

I have decided to leave www.whynotart.com an art company that presents the paintings beautifully on their website but I cannot take part in long rental agreements any more as a publishing company has showed interest in mine for future so I need to have them available. 


January 2018......

My paintings are being exhibited in the West End  London. Near Shaftesbury Avenue with the company Little  van Gogh and will be there for two months before going on to another venue . I have put some photos of them in situ on the Exhibition on Tour page .


HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Today Boxing Day I have set up two sales one for two weeks on https://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/sandra_francis_2 

and the other on https://www.artfinder.com/sandra-francis#/  for 9 days.......

I have been walking on the beach in the sun gathering ideas for new paintings today , Boxing Day .......


As this year draws to an end I wish anyone reading this a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year for 2018 ! 


The last months in 2017 have been very busy with lots of new opportunities arising ...it will be very interesting to see the progress of these new ventures in 2018.

  1. it gives me inspiration for new work ....


LITTLE VAN GOGH

December 2017 I am very pleased about a new opportunity that has been offered to me. Ten paintings are going on tour for two months at a time in big cities throughout U.K. They will be exhibited in companies such as accounts, solicitors, insurance companies in prestigious buildings . They will be on the website of the company Little Van Gogh which is organizing this and will be for sale on their website and at the exhibitions .

http://www.littlevangogh-online.co.uk/html-uk/catalogue/artist_series_page.php?seriesID=235&frompage=byimagelist&aname=alnk235&serie=Francis 

To buy one of these paintings please telephone 023 8063 4875 or email Info@littlevangogh.co.uk The paintings going on tour are shown on Exhibition on Tour page and will be updated with new ones as they sell . ................

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Also recently, through my agent,   I supplied 34 digital images for a company in North America .....


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In November I was asked for 20 digital images for wall art in China which I supplied to them ......


October . i joined www.whynotart.com which is a new London based company that sells or rents out paintings ...


Sold four large paintings in June to one customer .

Latest news for 2017.... Large painting sold on www.artgallery.co.uk  "Sea and Sand"  36 x36 inches

Canvas print published and sold by Dunelm in the shops since last June 2016 featured on two episodes of EastEnders including one yesterday 16/1/2017 . The painting is "Quiet Beach"

I am starting a new page called Recent Work on which new work will be displayed for a short time before moving to the relevant pages as more work progresses. I am doing more beaches and also some more abstracts like I did several years ago .....

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In May 2016 at the Tower 42 skyscraper building,formerly theNatWest building,there will be a two day exhibition at this pretigious location . I am exhibiting 3 large paintings. I was invited to take part by art-unlocked.com with whom i have sold paintings online before.

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After March 6th the exhibition paintings from Malvern will be at the Art Gallery in Tetbury

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The exhibition of ten of my paintings is now on from today January 14th - March 6th

Malvern Theatres Exhibition - Looking Forward to the Summer - Jan 25 - March 5 - 2016

by Humph Hack 24. January 2016 15:19

At this time of year, when the days are so short, you may well be getting up before dawn and coming home after dark. Add to that, the fact that we have had weeks of dank, grey and miserable weather and, you like me, will be dreaming of that time of year, when the warmth of the sun makes the outdoors a place to enjoy. So it is, that the selection of artists for this next show at Malvern Theatres, celebrates the memories of glorious holidays on a beach somewhere, in a small fishing village or in Britain’s glorious countryside. Owning such a painting, would help remind the buyer of how wonderful, the Summer and Autumn really are.

Sandra Francis paints evocative seascapes from her studio within sight of the Solent, on the Isle of Wight. Artists have loved to work in coastal areas because the light is so special. Previously, Sandra had her own gallery near Maidenhead, Berkshire for 8 years, where she sold her own artwork as well as several other artists’ original paintings. She developed a range of 55 London scenes which were printed and sold in London; some used in the backdrops of popular television series.

She has sold paintings world-wide via the internet, and journeyed to Africa to paint portraits. She developed a range of tropical seascapes from imagination, having spent her childhood in Africa.

It was after closing her gallery in 2000, that she moved to the Isle of Wight to paint acrylic seascapes of its beautiful coastline. This is Sandra’s first exhibition in Malvern.

See my Exhibition of paintings page for full details.

The link to my page on www.artgallery.co.uk is

http://www.artgallery.co.uk/blog/

and

http://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/sandra_francis_2

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I am preparing for an exhibition in mid January 2016 in Malvern. More details to follow......................


Notable sales and recommendations so far this year .........

Sold on www.artfinder.com in January 2015 my favourite painting, Seagull and the Spinnaker Tower, 36x36 inches made in 2010, to Australia for £1050. 5 other paintings sold on this website .

A large recent painting for £795 to www.art-unlocked.co.uk

2 Commissions of huge floral triptych and diptych paintings to the same customer.

Sold a two large prints on www.fineartamerica.com

Sold the licence for printing for two seascapes one for greetings cards and one for wall art .

June 2015 Artist of the month www.globalartcompany.com

July 2015 Artist of the month www.art2arts.co.uk

Artwork of the week www.art2arts.co.uk

Artwork of the day www.artfinder.com

Article interview July 2015 www.art2arts.co.uk  see interview/articles page http://www.sandrafrancis.com/article-by-sandra-francis-and-customers-comments

July large 30x40 inch painting of the kitesurfers sold £1200

October 2015 sold two large paintings Coastal Colours Abstarct 30x30 inches and a large 40x30 inch kite surfing painting.£1800.00

Sold large beach triptych £1800 with own art scheme through www.artgallery.co.uk December 2015



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August 2012 . One of my Abstracts has been licenced to print in US by the New York Graphics Gallery/
 
January 2013..A range of painting with boats sailing have been licenced for printing for sale to the upper end holiday homes market throughout the South of England.
http://www.thetownandcountrygallery.com/sandra-francis/ 

11th March 2013
http://www.art2arts.co.uk/blog/2013/03/  Interview about me on the blog and March2013 archive of www.art2arts.co.uk website gallery

 2013... Computer upgrade and learning to paint digitally on tablets with art apps.  Very useful for painting on location and working out new ideas..

Also learning digital SLR phtography to take my own high resolution images for printing.....


New themes for 2013  Rainforest, Man's relationship to rainforest and wildlife preservation, species survival etc.,
Figures, adults and children's activities on the beach, fishing, boating, building, playing.

Of interest to me,   patterns of light on wet sands in various weathers ,see latest painting just completed in April 14th 2013 etc.,........


www.thetownandcountrygallery.com is now live and this is my page on there http://www.thetownandcountrygallery.com/sandra-francis/



I had a commission to paint a tropical Christmas Card for publishing and distributimg in the Caribbean. This is completed and paid for now. December 2013.


I had a commission collected for a surprise present of Seagrove Bay beach with figures walking portraying members of the family, parents, children , grandparents all walking along the edge of the sea.  They were overjoyed with it .  December 2013

        
Ongoing exhibition of paintings and prints for sale at ClayClay shop in Bembridge  Isle of Wight     

Licence for the tropical Christmas card sold again to Australia, New Zealand and south Africa. May 2014.

Continuing the  patterns of light on wet sands  theme have several new paintings .

Waves and underwater and beaches are still my favourites for 2015

 I am now uploading new artwork to

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sandra-francis.html

 where they are also in prints on paper or canvas .

There will be about 83 images on there and some are still for sale .


I am pleased to say that of two paintings that I have donated to www.ukartaid.com

one has sold but is available still as prints on their site . I is an excellent cause in aid of Cancer Research

Another sold for this charity and prints sold of several from this site for the charity .2015