Frances Seba Smith MAFA
Born in Montreal, Canada, Frances studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts where she gained a diploma in Publicity. In Britain she took a degree in fine arts at North Staffordshire, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree specialising in printmaking.
Frances’s creativity is based in drawing and photography – taking images into paint and print – embracing the exciting diversification which that entails.
She has exhibited widely in Britain, Malta, Canada, Russia, Italy, France, Germany and Bermuda.
Work in private and public collections:
Museum of Fine Art, Malta
Great Universal Stores, Head Office, London
Chepstow House, Manchester
British Midlands Airlines, Manchester
Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
Frances has devoted much time and effort promoting art in the community. For many years she served on the committee of
the Patrons and Associates of the Manchester City Art Galleries
is a Founder Member of Cheshire Artists’ Network
a Member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts
an Honorary Board Member of Norton Priory Museum.
Travelling has given her constant inspiration for her work and she has enjoyed two Artist Residencies, ie
Bermuda at the Masterworks Foundation – followed by a successful solo show
Malta at the Pico Palace of the Marquis de Piro – followed by a successful solo show.
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 North-West Artists by Wendy Levy & Judith Ross.