Diana Francis is a female artist born in United Kingdom.
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Diana studied art at Croydon College in London, then went on to study at Wimbledon School of Art. After graduating she worked initially as an illustrator and designer in a West End design company in London. Diana then moved to Asia to work in advertising as an Art Director 17 years ago. During this time, Diana worked extensively throughout Asia Pacific, as Regional Creative Manager for McCann-Erickson. She lived in Hong Kong and Malaysia before settling in Singapore 12 years ago.

After leaving advertising Diana decided to go back to her fine art roots, where she now exhibits and is and has been represented by a couple of leading Asian galleries, including Artfolio Gallery at Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, and Red Sea Gallery.

In 2008 she opened her own gallery/working studio, Diana Francis Studio in Holland Village’s Block 43’s WorkloftsChip Bee.

Diana’s work is inspired by her experiences and travels through Asia, but interpreted through the eyes of a foreigner, applying contemporary colour and composition to predominantly Asian themes. Very much inspired by Asian culture and fauna, Diana translates her subjects through the media of oil, where the subject is executed with vibrant colour and the extensive use of knife to capture texture and depth for her paintings. Currently Diana is becoming reknowned for her interpretations of Singapore’s Shophouses and historical portrayals of Singapore’s past.

Diana is commissioned both privately and corporately. Recently Diana has been commissioned by The Royal Bank Of Scotland, The Dutch Embassy, McCann-Erickson and 7th Storey Hotel Singapore.

In 2008, Diana Francis was selected to represent UK in Beijing China, at The Olympic Fine Arts, at The Olympic Village in The Forbidden City. In the global art exhibition ‘China And The World’, which will then exhibit across US through to Europe and Asia in 2009.

Following the exhibition in China, Diana in 2009 has held Singapore By Design, which showcased her recent commissions, and in October 2009, Diana was invited by the Singapore Sun Festival to hold two workshops on Singapore heritage at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).

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