Vivienne Francis


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about the artist



Born and trained in London, and now based in East Sussex, Vivienne Francis is a painter of portraits

in the classical tradition. After an early career in antiques restoration and mural painting, she has

devoted herself to being a full-time professional portrait artist. Vivienne prefers to use oils when working,

as she loves their incomparable clarity, richness of colour and depth of tone.

A meticulous craftswoman, her fascination for realism is evident in her beautifully detailed portrait paintings.

Working from life and photographs, she always pays close attention to quality, sensitivity and costume detail.

Above all, Vivienne specialises in capturing a true likeness of the subject.


Her work is featured on the BBC Your Paintings website below: