MEET THE ARTIST
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I am a British internationally selling artist, published illustrator, award winning photographer, writer, ocean explorer, storyteller and dive professional. I create large scale watercolour and gouache paintings of wildlife interacting with their environment based on my own encounters. I am obsessed with colour, movement, detail and pushing my medium’s boundaries. Over the years of experimenting I have developed my own handmade watercolour paint that is vivid in colour by day and glows by night. Creating an interactive and magical element to my paintings. My adventures, photos and stories inspire my Projects, which aim to capture the environment I have explored or the subject I am focusing on. My work has featured in Dive Magazine UK and Oceanographic Magazine, I am the winner of the travel category in the National Geographic Traveller competition 2020, I illustrated the animations for the Documentary on Netflix, Seaspiracy, named finalist for the young initiative category for the Ocean Awards 2023 and have worked with some amazing organisations and brands over the years. I am a Dive Professional with work experience in the diving industry as well as over 250 dives logged. I graduated with a BA Honours in Illustration at Camberwell College of the Arts London, UAL in 2017. I am currently working for Ocean Collective Media as a professional freelance underwater Photographer on the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.
My desire for adventure, storytelling and creating personal connections with my subject matter drives my work. Over the years photography has become a love and for my art an important tool to capture the world around me. Indeed, photography and painting go hand in hand for my creative practice. Whether I’m diving into the blue or exploring the magic found on land, photography is such an important tool for me to use to help capture these special and intimate moments. I believe photography and art are both powerful ways to help connect others to the natural world and, I hope, to inspire people to want to help protect it.
As well as my art being an extension of my soul and serves as a form of personal expression and therapy, it also gives me a voice for nature. It is a powerful medium to communicate my experiences out in the field and also serves as an important catalyst to connect you, the viewer, with the incredible planet I have fallen in love with. Art opens the empathy door, inviting you in to a world you may not have explored or to a place in your mind you have not investigated. Art helps to provoke feeling and passion, which I believe is the foundation to taking the first steps into anthropogenic consciousness. Once you love something you will do anything to protect it.
My most passionate project which I founded in 2019 is 200 Sharks. Every 60 seconds on average 200 sharks are lost from our oceans due to human impact. My mission for the 200 sharks project is to raise awareness about this incredible and venerable species before it is too late. Collecting a library of my own stories, photographs and paintings to highlight the beauty of each individual shark I dive with and capture. I want to illustrate that sharks are not mindless killers but complex, intelligent beings who are more than just a set of jaws.
I am currently at the start of planning and filming my 200 Shark Documentary series where the end aim is to have 200 episodes each highlighting a different elasmobranch, conservation story, scientists, a local artist and artwork created by me. It is an exciting journey I have embarked on and if you would like to get involved please email: Francescapageart@outlook.com
Francesca Page Collections is a brand I created in 2021 that brings wearable art to your world, transforming you into the artist’s magical realm. Wear more than just art - wear magic! At Francesca Page Collections you will find unique designs not seen anywhere else! Here at FPC creating high quality, function, organic/sustainable materials, vegan approved fashion is my top priority! I focus on making affordable unique designs that have a minimal carbon footprint. My brand's mentality is shop with intention, buy durable and wear longer. My fashion products are typically hand made to order which allows for less waste and more positive green action!
Francesca Page Collections focuses on producing high quality exclusive works from my current projects and adventures. My mission is to broaden the audience of contemporary art by releasing high quality, conservation focused, collectible limited edition pieces of ocean magic.
~ Finalist in the Young Initiative category for the Ocean Awards, 2023
~ Winner of the Nature Category in the National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition, 2020
Clients & Partnerships
I pride myself on applying a strong ethical compass and moral guidance when looking for potential project partners. I am proud of the amazing people I have worked with in the past, and I look forward to future projects to come. Could you be my next big project?
- Francesca Page
"My aim as an artist is to touch as many people's hearts with some of my ocean magic. I create art from the soul which is found at sea and on my travels which I bring to life in an explosion of colour, shimmer and passion! I believe as an artist it is my duty to communicate the world around me and at the same time share my art with others. Hopefully deepening people's connections to nature and wanting to protect it!"
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For inquiries on past, present and future work, potential collaborations, commissions and other info feel free to reach out at email@example.com