Portrait Of An Artist

frances kendall SMFrances Kendall is a contemporary realist whose painting is characterized by vivid yet harmonious color and translucent light.

Kendall works in oils, primarily as a portrait painter. Her large portraits include exquisitely detailed interiors or landscapes that offer extra understanding of the subjects.

Born and raised in Kenya, and since then living in South Africa, Kendall finds herself drawn repeatedly to the images and iconography of Africa.

Between portrait commissions she is presently embarking on a series of paintings which combine the imagery of African landscape, wildlife and people using realism and abstraction, pattern and craftsmanship to create an integrated whole.

Kendall seeks to create beauty and in doing so to give pleasure.