Collection: Frances Anderson

Frances works with watercolour and gold leaf to create unique images that celebrate the natural and metaphysical world. Zoology and iconography meet in her work, juxtaposing the realism of these spectacular creatures with 24ct gold geometry.

Meticulously applied by hand, using traditional techniques, the gold leaf takes on multiple levels of significance. Questions of value are central to her body of work. For example, the value of a single beetle might seem insignificant next to a precious metal, such as gold. And yet without insects there would be no life on this planet. The beetle is, in fact, invaluable.