Frances Law born 1958 is an artist based in the rural North East of Scotland. Trained as a painter at Glasgow School of Art but now working in a variety of media her solo exhibitions include ‘Voices from the River’, Perth Museum and Art Gallery ‘The Architecture of Nature’, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, ‘Beyond Appearance’, Park Gallery, Falkirk, and ‘Paths and Journeys’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Her work is held in private, public and corporate collections including Art UK, Cornhill Macmillan Centre, Perth Royal Infirmary, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Central Library Arts Collection. Frances has exhibited widely in Britain and abroad participating in group shows in Lithuania, France, Holland, Germany, and China as part of a Scottish artists exchange at, Xiantan University, Baishi Institute, Hunan Province. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including short listing for the Aspect Prize (2010), Scottish National Art Competition (2008), first prize winner, Scottish Arts Council Combined Arts Award (2001), and Scottish Arts Council regional artists’ award (2000).
Frances has worked part time at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), University of Dundee and as a visiting lecturer at Perth College Department of Contemporary Arts Practice. She has worked with Tayside Healthcare arts Trust (THAT) as a Lead artist and has been employed by various regional councils throughout Scotland leading numerous education and community arts projects, including immersive arts weeks at Perth Museum and Art Gallery for Artist Rooms, National Gallery of Scotland.
Through her art practice, Frances is engaged in mapping the landscape in place based research, weaving together strands of history, archaeology and the ecology of place with the stories, memories, conversations and emotions of its inhabitants.