Painting in East Timor

Partnership with Blue Ventures conservancy, East Timor. 
In 2017 Francesca spent several weeks with  Blue Ventures, a marine conservation group,  which originally began work in Madagascar.  Whilst the team of scientists and volunteers counted and documented the underwater ecosystems of East Timor,  Francesca joined their diving  group ,with some novel sketching gear, to sketch and study the marine life, and learn about the crucial work Blue ventures carries out, both in terms of research and data collection, but also in the vital work they do with local communities. You can learn about their groundbreaking work by visiting beyondconservation.org and here you can watch Francesca talking about her experience of attempting to paint underwater.