Francesca Neal

Based North Wales, UK
Francesca Neal


I'm a Welsh artist who has recently completed an MFA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. I make paintings. They tend to form from internalised distillations of visual experience, from the everyday and more recently from the landscape I find myself in, having returned 'home', to North Wales. Conversely, the paintings are creating a sense of space and not a place. I’m making paintings about painting where the work explores the sensorial possibilities of paint. The work is less concerned with image and more with an expansion of sensory information. Paint is the meaning and in this way encourages slower looking and a more intimate inspection of the surface.




  • 2015 - 2017: MFA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art
  • 2009 - 2010: Professional Certificate in Education(Post Compulsory/FE), Glyndwr University
  • 2004 - 2007: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2018: "Scenius" Curated by Catflap, Bunker Gallery, Manchester
  • 2017: "The Manchester Contemporary", Manchester Central, Manchester
  • 2017: "Paintings by Francesca Neal", Lyon & Turnbull, London (Solo Show)
  • 2017: "WCAF17", Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, Warrington (prize winner)
  • 2017: "Platform", The Great Medical Disaster (Castlefield Gallery), Manchester
  • 2017: "xxxhibition", Grovesnor Gallery, Manchester
  • 2017: Second place in Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival
  • 2016: "Spectrum", PS Mirabel, Manchester
  • 2016: "MA Show", Holden Gallery, Manchester


  • Award winner
  • Exhibited internationally

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • My last solo show and the body of work produced
    • Getting my MFA
    • Receiving the John Crisp Memorial Painting Prize
    • To be able to paint every day
  • Genre & Style

  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Everything around me
    • Light on the landscape
    • Poetry
    • Music
    • New environments
    • Looking at Art
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold several works
    • Self-financed
  • Technique & Material

    • Oil on canvas
    • Mixed media collage

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