I paint from my imagination. Much of my work stems from my subconscious and draws inspiration from both the Abstract Expressionists and German Expressionists.
The most important element for me in painting is colour. Everything I want to say is translated through colour and movement. I use colour in quite an emotive way.
I have sold to private collectors, offices and restaurants, and have exhibited in Europe and the United States.
Brit list award finalist for "Best in British Product Design" - November 2nd
Chelsea Arts Club Group Show London - April 2022
Solo show OmniDe London - Feb 2022
Keep Art It Group Show Bristol - Dec 2021
Chelsea Town Hall Art Fair - Oct 2021
Chelsea Town Hall Art Fair
Bristol Arts trail
Miriam Slemensen fine Art Solo Show Buenos Aires
Open Studios Chocolate Factory
Open Studios Chocolate Factory (Paintings and Poetry)
Arusha Gallery Edinburgh group show
Westbury Accountants group show
Moss and Associates solo show
Gallery 27, Cork Sreet, group show
Summer Show Islington Arts Factory
Group Show Islington Arts Factory
PM Gallery Solo Show
Paintings and poetry show at "Seven" Bedford Row
Ben Uri Art Gallery Paintings and Poetry Evening
Awareness Centre Solo Show - Paintings and Poetry
Hampstead Theatre Solo Show - Paintings and Poetry
Art and Vision Solo Show
Candid Arts Centre Group Show
Business Design Centre Islington
Collyer Bristow Group Show
Tucker Turner Kingsley Wood London Solo Show
The Engineer London Solo Show
The Box London Solo Show
The Abbey London Solo Show
Albermarle Gallery Group Show
Collyer Bristow Group Show, London
Babbington House Group Show, Somerset
Ian Mathews M.O.T. Solo Show, London
Albermarle Gallery Group Show, London
Candid Art Gallery Gomm Show, London
Priory An Gallery Summer Show, London
Lauderdale House Two Person Show, London
Artmonsky gallery Bath Art Fair
Candid Art Gallery Group Show, London
Bar Room Bar Solo Show, London
Mosaique Solo Show, London
London Lighthouse Solo Show
Sarah Tankel Hause Group Show, London
Atrium Gallery Group Show, London
Mary Lou's Solo Show, New York City
Gagliardi Art Gallery Group Show, London
Gagliardi Art Gallery Group Show, London
SoHo Studio Center Group Show, New York City
Wetherholt Gallery Group Show, Washington D.C.
Please contact Frances via email for information on exhibitions before 1990.
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Frances Bildner, Artist Statement
The thematic concept of my work is concerned with life in all it's myriad forms.
I am influenced by the German Expressionists and the Abstract Expressionists. I place emphasis on the emotive aspect of the work and,like them, my work is both emotional and immediate.
When I was thirteen years old Sir Charles Wheeler, the past president of the Royal Academy wanted to buy my flower painting, which had won first prize in a competition in East Sussex.
I have been an artist for many years, working in a variety of mediums - paintings, mosaic tables, walls & trays and textiles.
I am a colourist, I love colour in all its variety and paint from my imagination. My paintings are organic. An image may appear on the canvas and will become something - a flower, an abstract, a figure. I don't have a prefixed idea.
I have been lucky in my life to have lived in very exciting colourful places - Buenos Aires, London, New York. These places have had a great influence on my paintings. My work which I have been told adds life to the environment, has been sold to businesses and homes.
Impressions magazine described me as “a passionate and seductive painter, Bildners riotous use of colour affirms this view. The paintings are in definite, almost aggressively joyous, dialogue with the viewer and their presence is hard to ignore.”
New York’s Village Voice declared my work to be “varied and vital enough to renew a jaded spirit”.
I accept commissions and love to paint very large canvases!
I love colour, I love it in its vitality, in its aliveness, in its courage and magnitude, in its fullness and wellness in its darkness and pain.
Colour in its highs and lows, its definition and freedom. I love its childlike, friendly, approachable intensity,its spontaneity and honesty.
For me a world devoid of colour is unimaginable.
I am represented in collections throughout Europe and America.