Francesca Learmount

Painter and Etcher.  |  Visit Open Studio

ABOUT ME. ABOUT MY ART: I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. Having survived a nomadic childhood, my father's service in the Air Force suddenly terminated due to illness and he had to begin a new career. This disrupted my schooling, and I found solace in art. I finished my foundation course at Epsom School of Art in 1992, then graduated from Harrow School of Art in 1995 with a BA Honours degree in Illustration. I continue to pursue art as a career. I work using a variety of different media - primarily oils, water-colours, etchings, occasionally mixed media collage and hand-painted designs on furniture. My subject matter is broad - anything from traditional portraiture, landscapes and architecture to fantasy including a series of mermaid based marine images with Escher-inspired organic and architectural influences. Being born to a Maltese mother, I derive a great deal of my inspiration from my visits there. I have also produced a selection of local scenes from where I live around Hampton Court and East Molesey. Commissions are also welcome. Additional interests include trekking, music from many different genres, guitar, dance and literature. Please visit me at my studio: Cicca Art Garden Gallery 1 Kent Road East Molesey Surrey. KT8 9JZ Just buzz the buzzer and I’ll come to open the gate for you. You can also find me at: www.flickr.com/photos/cicca-art Also Facebook, Artfinder and Instagram.