Artist: Barbara Franc

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A Sure Thing M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'A Sure Thing'
Steel Wire & Recycled Material, 63x49x20cm
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Black Swan M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Black Swan'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 56x68x27cm
Price: £2000

Blackbird M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Blackbird'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 23x18x10cm
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Blue and Yellow Macaw M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Blue and Yellow Macaw'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 100x40x26cm
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Blue Tit (x3 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Blue Tit (x3 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 10x9x9cm
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Chaffinch (x3 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Chaffinch (x3 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 15x9x8cm
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Coal Tit (x3 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Coal Tit (x3 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 13x8x8cm
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Cygnus M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Cygnus'
Bronze Resin, 57x70x27cm
Price: £2700

Goldfinch (x3 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Goldfinch (x3 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 14x10x7cm
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Great Tit (x2 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Great Tit (x2 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 13x8x8cm
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Greenfinch (x4 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Greenfinch (x4 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 17x10x10cm
Price: £150

Grey Wagtail (x2 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Grey Wagtail (x2 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 21x9x8cm
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Harebell M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Harebell'
Steel Wire & Recycled Material, 73x42x24cm
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Kingfisher (x4 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Kingfisher (x4 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 20x10x8cm
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Long tailed Titmice (x4 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Long tailed Titmice (x4 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 23x13x9cm
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Matisse’s Girl with the Green Eyes M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Matisse’s Girl with the Green Eyes'
Recyled Tin, 34x43cm
Price: £730

Matisse’s Woman in Purple M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Matisse’s Woman in Purple'
Recycled Tin, 29x31cm
Price: £680

Mrs Matisse M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Mrs Matisse'
Recycled Tin, 28x35cm
Price: £700

Red Deer Stag M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Red Deer Stag'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 87x72x50cm
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Red Kimono Jacket M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Red Kimono Jacket'
Tin & Copper Wire, 88x63x8cm
Price: £550

Robin (x4 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Robin (x4 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 14x8x7cm
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Scarlet and Yellow Macaw M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Scarlet and Yellow Macaw'
Steel Wire & Recylced Tin, 102x45x25cm
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Sparrow (x3 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Sparrow (x3 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 13x8x8cm
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Squirrel, ‘Assorted’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Assorted’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 48x22x13cm
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Squirrel, ‘Cafe Creme’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Cafe Creme’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 54x25x18cm
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Squirrel, ‘Jolly’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Jolly’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 48x29x17cm
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Squirrel, ‘Picante’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Picante’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 56x20x12cm
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Squirrel, ‘Plain and Jam’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Plain and Jam’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 26x26x13cm
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Squirrel, ‘Stork Cheek’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Stork Cheek’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 27x28x14cm
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Squirrel, ‘Tea Leaf’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Tea Leaf’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 49x20x12cm
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Squirrel, ‘Work of Art’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Work of Art’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 20x55x24cm
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Squirrel, ‘Yellow Flower’ M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Squirrel, ‘Yellow Flower’'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 14x53x28cm
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Swallow (x5 - 2 remaining) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Swallow (x5 - 2 remaining)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 28x22x6cm
Price: £170

Tartan Hare M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Tartan Hare'
Steel Wire & Recycled Material, 74x42x31cm
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Toco Toucan M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Toco Toucan'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 46x30cm
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White Swan M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'White Swan'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 55x68x28cm
Price: £2000

Wren (x5 - all sold) M00o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr Artist Painter Union Art Gallery Edinburgh Scotland UK

'Wren (x5 - all sold)'
Steel Wire & Recycled Tin, 10x8x6cm
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As a Sculptor I continually enjoy playing with different media and exploring what they can do for me. I’ll often get the gem of an idea for a new piece by just picking up a piece of discarded metal, for example, a jam jar lid might turn into a flower head or part of a cat! I might have scraps of lead sheet, which I’ll start to ‘stitch’ together and they start to transform into the idea of making a corset out of this soft, malleable metal.

I enjoy working with different gauges of wire and wire netting as they respond very directly and immediately to my ideas and it becomes like drawing in three dimensions. I’ll often work on the form first without a rigid armature supporting the wire, this gives me a greater freedom to change the posture of the sculpture and keep it feeling alive. When I’ve decided on how I want it to stand, I’ll then thread in a stiffer wire to become the armature. I can emphasise certain lines with the use of resin and different gauges of wire, some pieces I leave in their metallic finish and others I colour using enamel or clear plastic glass paints.

Many of the pieces are suitable for outdoors when they are made with galvanised wire or metals such as brass, aluminium and lead. Each sculpture I make is unique (a one-off).

CV

EXHIBITIONS

2011
April, Solo Exhibition, Union Gallery, Edinburgh


2010
Work regularly showing at Union Gallery, Edinburgh

2009
“Landmarks”. Group Exhibition, Union Gallery, Edinburgh

2006
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

2005
Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants
20firstCentury Art, Surrey
Morgan Lovell ,Noel St. W1
Bianco Nero, Yorks

2004
Two Man Show - Chapel Gallery, Beds
Parkfields Gallery, Herefordshire
Teddington Artists - Hampton Court House

2003
Art Outside - The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park
C2 Gallery, Bucks
Nine Elms Group - Piers Feetham Gallery, London

2002
Chenies Manor, Bucks
Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London
RHS Wisley, Surrey
Long Curve Gallery, Chipping Camden, Gloucs

2001
David Linley’s, Pimlico, London
Garden of Art, Cambs
Royal College of Pathology, Carlton Terrace, London

2000
The Garden Gallery, Hants
Stanstead House Garden Show, Hants
Garden Architecture, Fullham

1999
Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames
Henley Festival
Art Movement, The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

1998
Well Being Art Sale - Phillips International Auctioneers
Enchanted Priory, Marcham, Oxon

1997
Quartet of Sculptors, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
“The Sea”, L’Artichaut, Chichester
Marks and Spencers, Head office, Baker St, London

1996
Solo Show - Molesey Gallery, Hampton
St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster
The Long Room at the Oval

1995
Art for Hospitals, Chichester
Fitch’s Ark, London
Nine Elms Group of Artists, Whiteleys, London

1994
Solo Show - Molesey Gallery, Hampton
“Return to Beauty”, Roy Milles Gallery, London
The Art Show, Alexandra Palace, London

1993
Usiskin Contemporary Art, Hampstead

1991
Jonathan Poole Gallery, Oxon
Royal Society of British Artists , Mall Galleries
Chelsea Art Society, Winner of the sculpture award

1974 - 1978 Studied life drawing and painting at Morley College of Art under Maggie Hambling and John Bellany.
Member of the Nine Elms Group of Artists


WORKS FEATURED IN:
Country Living Magazine, Homes and Gardens, The English Garden, Décor Magazine, Country Homes and Interiors, Painting World and the book Garden Crafts by Geraldine Rudge
One of my Dragonfly sculptures featured in a BBC garden design programme in Summer 2005 where it was the centrepiece in the Dragonfly Garden
In 2001, I was asked by David Linley Furniture and Design to make several pieces for their window display to help launch a new range of garden furniture.

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