About Frances Valentine
Frances Valentine is an award winning Fine Art photographer whose work focuses on Still Life and Portraiture.
Her portraits have been among the finalists in the Olive Cotton Portraiture Award, and received a prize in Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon 2015.
Her Still Life has received prizes in Brunswick Street Gallery Salon 2016 and Centre for Contemporary Photography. Her Still Life can be seen at Mondopiero in Brunswick Street Fitzroy and in the Art Style Gallery in Surrey Hills Victoria.
She is involved each year in Group Exhibitions at the Lyceum Club and the CCP Salon and Brunswick Street Gallery.
She is producing large format, limited edition prints as well as cards for all occasions.
Many of her works are concerned with flowers; large images of single flowers or several flowers, to show the beauty of flowers. As Georgia O'Keefe once said: When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
Other works are close up portraits of people old and young. I want to show the eyes, the wrinkles accumulated over time, the individuality of each face.
She is also concerned with issues of nature and the environment. The series entitles Plastic Bags shows the plastic bag, that every day item in its beauty as well as its ubiquity. the images do not show the danger lurking behind it.
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Frances Valentine 2016.
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