Francesca was chosen as one of 48 people, out of many thousand applications, to take part in the inaugural Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2015. The competition was filmed and shown on  the Sky Arts  channel, in the same year. Here you can watch a short interview with Francesca, about the project. Read more
Francesca was commissioned by the British Military of Defence, to travel to Afghanistan in 2013, as an embedded war artist. She undertook Hostile Environment Training in the UK, and travelled with the military to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province to carry out a commission for the Regional Command of Helmand Province... Read more
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... Read more
Francesca was asked to paint a large walled area in Westgate School, on the edge of Samburu National Park, in Northern Kenya.  The project was initiated by Iain Douglas Hamilton CBE, founder of Save The Elephants, and Oria Douglas Hamilton of Elephant Watch Camp, to further support and bring fun to the local school that their foundations support.  Read more...
Francesca was invited on a once in a lifetime field trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, to study some of the remaining 800 gorillas in the wild. She also visited and learnt about the local community projects, and the Bwindi hospital supported  by Abercrombie and Kent. Francesca has since developed some monochromatic oil painting studies from her trip. Read more...