Frances Arnold (British) studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and lives in Northumberland, UK.
Frances creates minimalist, geometric prints inspired by her daily movement between vast rural landscapes and contained urban architecture. She combines her love of drawing with the physicality of printmaking to convey a hand-drawn, textured and pastel-like quality to her screenprints. Frances' subtle use of embossing to accentuate voids and colours playfully alters our perception of light, materials and space.
"I am fascinated by the creative potential in the convergence of multiple perspectives. In the studio, I focus this attention through line, colour, voids and geometric forms to create dynamic, limited edition prints. Tactile images emerge that shift the eye between illusions of space and the material reality of ink and paper.
The visually disorientating images of artists like Bridget Riley and the delicate drawings of Richard Tuttle are hugely influential. I often create work in series and title prints to reflect the place and concepts that inspired the early drawings."
Minimalism meets colour in her unique limited edition prints. In each print, she combines precise, architecture-inspired drawings in pen and pencil with a passion for the colourful and textured world of ink, paper and print.
Frances Arnold graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2009 and has since produced collaborative, socially engaged projects with artists and communities in the North of England whilst exhibiting her reductive drawings & prints in galleries and site-specific contexts.