Lot 12 - Fran Giffard - American Gold Finch and Gernanium
Digital Archive Print
Signed on Verso
Curated by Bakul Patki
Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the intricate beauty of natural illustrations, and has produced an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork. Fran works directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour, ink, gouache and graphite pencil, capturing the wonder of exotic and more commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Drawing . University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, 2007 - 2010
Foundation Fine Art and Design . UCA Maidstone, Kent, 2006 - 2007
International Baccalaureate Diploma . Bermuda High School for Girls, 2004 - 2006
Fran studied Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2010. She has exhibited internationally, as well as throughout the UK. Fran has had a number of solo exhibitions, most notably:
2021 A Valediction, Northcote Gallery, London
2019 My Valiant, Northcote Gallery, London
2019 After Audubon, Jupiter Asset Management, London
2018 A Devotion, Someth1ng Gallery, London
2018 A Treasure, Northcote Gallery, Battersea
2016 Nest, Someth1ng Gallery, London
2015 All My Beautiful Boys, Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2014 A Myriad of Birds, Bermuda National Gallery
2013 A Parliament of Drawings, Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2012 O for Ornithology, Mayfair
2011 Aviary, Northcote Gallery, Battersea
Fran has been shortlisted for The Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize, The Threadneedle Art Prize, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year and David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year.
2016 Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize - Short Listed. London
2014 The Society for Wildlife Artists - Short Listed. London
2012 Threadneedle Art Prize - Short Listed. London
2012 BBC. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
2012 David Shepherd. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
2011 Battle Art Fair - Best Overall Artist. East Sussex
2011 Port Lympne Artist Residency - Short Listed
2010 Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture - Short Listed. London
1996 Blue Peter . Welcome to Heathrow- Blue Peter Badge Winner
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