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Future Exhibitions

Francesca Simpson



Member's Christmas Exhibition 


Tues 2nd December to Sat 24th January 2015

The annual Bondgate Gallery Member's Exhibiton displaying a range of work by local artists from across Northumberland.

Work to be handed in on Fri 28th and Sat 29th Nov 10am to 12 noon

Work to be collected on Tues 27th Jan 10am to 12 noon


Francesca Simpson - Prey


Tues 27th Jan to Sat 28th Feb 2015

A varied exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints by versatile local Artist, Francesca Simpson. The exhibition will showcase her new collection of life-like wildlife drawings, created using the unusual medium of biro.

Francesca is a self-taught artist, best known for her detailed biro drawings on brown paper and acrylic landscape paintings of Northumberland. Influenced in equal measure by contemporary art and traditional techniques, she describes her style as "traditional realism with a contemporary feel."

Also an accomplished pianist, Francesca completed a Degree in Music Performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2010 but after graduating began working as an artist.

So far, she has exhibited in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Alnwick, Cheshire, and Newcastle and is represented by a number of galleries in the North East. She has undertaken many private and corporate commissions and has also illustrated for award winning publisher, Bradt Travel Guides, contributing to their 2012 publication, 'Slow Northumberland & Durham.'?

Francesca won the poster competition for Alnmouth Arts Festival in 2012 resulting in her painting 'Alnmouth Estuary' being used for all the publicity advertising the event. She has also had paintings pre-selected for the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London for two consecutive years.??