Francesca Wyllie

Francesca Wyllie BA (Hons) Fine Art

Artists Statement - Francesca Wyllie

My primary area of interest began with sculpting in steel. I was introduced to blacksmithing and metal working techniques whilst studying for a degree in sculpture in the late 80‘s. Over the years my work has developed to include other metals and materials such as glass, mosaic, cement and wire. I now spend most of my time painting in oils and acrylics.

Recent paintings and drawings have been inspired by travels to Morocco, Andalucia in Spain and the Dordogne region of France as well as closer to home in the areas around Torbay and the South Hams.

Many sculpture projects have been influenced by a love of plants, trees, organic forms, animals, people, stories, my own drawings and random ideas. When starting a new sculpture I am often unaware of where it will lead. The making process causes accidental elements to influence the direction of the piece and if not resolved often creates the drive to make the next sculpture.

I have found that often people prefer their own interpretations of my work, and feel strongly that the viewer should be encouraged to feel included in the creative process, - once made, the work is no longer my own.

For more examples of my work please visit my websites and shop pages:

Life Drawing / Painting and Drawing Tuition

Life Drawing tuition - I am an experienced teacher and am available for private tuition or tuition for schools and colleges. Examples of my life drawings can be seen on my website, Experienced models are provided.

Painting and Drawing tuition - available for small groups or individuals on request.
I also offer Digital Painting tuition using the Artrage App on either IPad or Desktop. Workshops can be arranged on location.

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Life Drawing Classes - Brixham ACL / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2008-12-03T00:00:00Z">Wed 03 Dec 2008</span>Life Drawing Classes - Brixham ACL / Wed 03 Dec 2008

Francesca Dimond will be teaching Life Drawing on Thursday evenings from 7 - 9 pm, starting on the 22nd of January 2009. This 10 week course is suitable for all levels of ability. For more information on enrolling plea...

Painting and Drawing Classes at Brixham College / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2008-10-03T00:00:00Z">Fri 03 Oct 2008</span>Painting and Drawing Classes at Brixham College / Fri 03 Oct 2008

Francesca Dimond has started a 10 week 'improvers' painting and drawing course at Brixham College. Concentrating firstly on drawing skills, portraits, and still lifes, the course seamlessly moves in to painting technique...

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Life Models needed - Brixham ACL / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-01-20T00:00:00Z">Tue 20 Jan 2009</span>Life Models needed - Brixham ACL / Tue 20 Jan 2009

Male or Female Life Models needed for Thursday evenings 7 - 9 pm at Brixham ACL. Course starts on 22nd of January. Some previous experience would be preferred. If you would like to find out more please call Francesca Dim...