About Frances Payne....


Somniun I and II 

"Inspired by the layered nature of fairytales and folklore, mirrored in the layered intricacies found in the natural world around us, I have embraced a life long obsession with stories and delicate detailing to create absorbing paper cut works. The intriguing and complex compositions I create are cut entirely by hand using a scalpel, weaving together the familiar and surreal from much loved stories and half remembered dreams to act as catalysts for new stories which subtly reference contemporary dialogues from within an intriguing world of paper and stitch."

Frances has been exhibiting her work nationwide since 2004, alongside a sustained program of formal and self directed practice development. This has culminated most recently with the completion of a Masters Degree in Creative Practice from Harrogate School of Art & Design in Summer 2016, from which she graduated with Merit. Commissions are welcome.