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MEET THE ARTIST

C A P T U R E  -  P A I N T  -  P R O T E C T 

Francesca is a highly acclaimed and award winning British artist, celebrated for her multifaceted talents in photography, fine art painting, scientific illustration, graphic design, and writing. Her creative journey is driven by a passion to effect positive change by shining a spotlight and telling stories of human impact on our natural world. Francesca's work not only serves to raise awareness but also seeks to capture the inherent beauty, awe, and enchantment that exist both above and below the waves. She firmly believes in the profound ability of art to foster connection and empathy, a force that can inspire change to help protect our wild places.

Francesca's artistic journey began with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Illustration from Camberwell College of the Arts, London, a part of the esteemed University of the Arts London (UAL). It was during her final years of study that she penned a dissertation exploring the ways in which visual communication can address environmental issues in the era of the Anthropocene. This period marked the birth of her activism and her unwavering commitment to leveraging her creative skills for change.

At the heart of her artistic expression are large-scale watercolour paintings that vividly depict wildlife in harmonious interaction with their surroundings, inspired by her personal encounters and photographic captures. Her intent is to transport her audience to the wildest corners of our planet and introduce them to the awe-inspiring creatures she has wholeheartedly fallen in love with, all from the comfort of a gallery, your home, or wherever her art finds you. Francesca's work is characterised by her fascination with colour, movement, detail, and a constant push to expand the boundaries of her chosen medium. Francesca's innovative spirit has led her to create her own handmade watercolour paint, a medium that dazzles with vibrancy by day and possesses a captivating glow by night. This ingenious touch adds an interactive and magical dimension to her already captivating artwork.

Her creative career has been spotlighted by notable accolades, including features in Oceanographic and Dive Magazine UK. Francesca's exceptional talent also earned her the title of the Nature Category winner in the National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition in 2020 as well as many other photography competitions worldwide. She produced the animations for the documentary "Seaspiracy" on Netflix. Her dedication to environmental causes was recognised with her selection as a finalist in the young initiative category for the Ocean Awards in 2023. Over the years, she has collaborated with numerous esteemed organisations and brands.

Beyond her creative pursuits, Francesca is a free diver and open water dive instructor, with over 250 logged dives. She spent a season as a freelance underwater photographer on the breathtaking Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia and now calls Sydney, Australia, her home. Francesca's artistic journey is a testament to the power of creativity and passion in championing the causes and wonders of the natural world.

“My desire for adventure, storytelling and creating personal connections with my subject matter drives my work. I believe Photography and Art are powerful medium's to communicate the natural world 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.“

- Francesca Page
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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

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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.

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AWARDS

~ Shortlisted in the British Photography Awards 2023

~ International Photography Awards (IPA) 'Honorable Mention', in the Nature, Underwater Professional Category, 2023

~ Colour Top 100 in the Wild Art Photographer of the Year 2023

Finalist in the Young Initiative category for the Ocean Awards, 2023

~ Winner of the Nature Category in the National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition, 2020

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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?
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- 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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You can check out my Portfolio's here:

For inquiries on past, present and future work, potential collaborations, commissions and other info feel free to reach out at francescapageart@gmail.com

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