'Francesca's ability to bring to life and capture a magical African landscape is amazing. She is a complete pleasure to work with and delivered ahead of schedule. Sacha and I are so grateful for this stunning painting of a very special place. It's simply perfect.'
- Casimir and Sacha
HOUSES & ESTATES
Francesca paints houses and estates, from a small watercolour sketch of a London flat, to a large painting of, for example, Castle Howard, set within its estate. For these larger paintings, she can also paint one or two smaller pieces- views of some incidental parts of the estate that has significance and charm, that you may wish to include.
These paintings and watercolours can then be turned into correspondence cards, or Christmas cards, which Francesca can help arrange.
Small Sketch of Mausoleum, Castle Howard
Flat in Balham
When choosing a painting for your wall, it can be very rewarding to organise a bespoke painting. There may be a particular view or beauty spot that has a significance to you, or if you don’t have a fixed plan, Francesca can help talk through some ideas.
Francesca has painted many landscape and estates for clients and friends, such as a favourite view, the place where a couple got married, a friend’s favourite walk, or a painting to commemorate a particular holiday.
'The Wedding View’
This was a small painting given as a gift, on the first anniversary of the couple’s wedding. It shows the beautiful backdrop to their outdoor wedding, and part of the land on which the bride grew up
Black Rhino in the Savannah
This painting was given from a mother to her son, to celebrate a huge sporting achievement he had undertaken in Africa. This is one of his favourite places, and the black rhino in the foreground are a nod to the conservation work he had done.
This is a painting of a favourite walk, given to a friend to mark a big birthday.
This was one of three paintings commissioned for a private estate in the Scottish highlands. This painting shows the local river, where family and guests would often spend time fishing or walking along the river. Francesca was able to visit the house and see the exact places where the paintings would hang, so that the context could be understood, when making decisions about colour, composition and subject.
The Joshua Tree
This view is special to the family who commissioned it. They would walk up the hill to this tree, and look out at the vast scenery below it. Francesca visited the place over a year, and made this painting during the spring and early summer, when it was looking particularly beautiful.
Francesca loves the challenge of painting people in a landscape, and creating a narrative. Below is a commission for a 50th wedding anniversary, showing grandparents with their ten grandchildren, around a lake.