‘The French Lady’ by Mike Francis
Mike Francis was born in the West Country in 1938 and the sea and water play a large part in his paintings. His first work was as a commercial artist in Soho, during the1950’s and 60’.
In 1970 he went freelance and was taken up by the Treadwell Gallery who continue to show his work. He has also had exhibitions with among others – Whiteford Fine Art and Messums. He won the National Gallery competition for its 150 year anniversary poster. His work continues to be exhibited in Europe and U.S.A.
‘The French Lady’ is a beautifully painted, large oil on canvas (40”x 30”) And shows Francis at his best -combining extraordinary realism, with exotic surrealism, leaving the viewer to ask questions…