Springtime Triptych by Sandra Francis
Springtime Triptych by Sandra Francis

You may be more familiar with Sandra Francis’ seascapes, but the artist is also painting meadows, flowers and landscapes. “I have made my art my life and painted portraiture, then architecture realistically, sold paintings and prints worldwide, ran my own gallery and now I paint by the sea”, says the artist in her statement.

Created in acrylic on canvas, Springtime Triptych depicts a typically British view with green fields separated by hedges under a beautiful sky and with grass and wild flowers in the foreground. Even though the predominant colour is green, the artwork has a certain warmth to it. The artwork suggests tranquillity and calmness.

Talking about her inspiration and her style, Sandra Francis says: “Having studied history of art at college, of course, Turner is the greatest seascape painter. The Japanese prints changed the nature of composition from then onwards, notably the Hokusai wave which has influenced so many seascapes ever since.

However I do not consciously think of other artist’s style but my own has evolved just from doing so many paintings. It is not until I finish a painting and look at it and the previous ones that I see a similar style emerging. This just happens; it is not contrived at all.”