Fran GiffardShop prints
Artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the intricate beauty of natural illustrations, and over the past seven years she has begun to amass an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork. Fran started to work directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using aquarelle, 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.
Fran studied Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2010. Since then she has exhibited internationally, as well as throughout the UK. She has had a number of solo exhibitions, most notably:
Her Nest is Beautiful, Someth1ng Gallery, 2016
All My Beautiful Boys, Northcote Gallery Chelsea, 2015
A Myriad of Birds, Bermuda National Gallery, 2014
A Parliament of Drawings, Northcote Gallery Chelsea, 2013.
Foyles Book Shop, Charing Cross, 2012.
O for Ornithology, Mayfair, 2012.
Aviary, Northcote Gallery Battersea, 2012.
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.