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Artist Interview: Fran Giffard - Little Observationist
Meet Fran, a talented artist whose strikingly colourful bird drawings I spotted in a window display at Northcote Gallery on King’s Road not long ago. The pieces on display were made more interesting by the moleskin pages she uses as a canvas and her random notes unrelated to the feathered creatures. The gallery was closed and it was the last day of Fran’s solo show, so I took a photo of her signature to Google when I got home. Happily, she agreed to tell me all about her work, her creative process and her recent artist residency in Bermuda below. LO: Tell us a bit about yourself. FG: I live and work in Peckham Rye, London. When I am not drawing birds in my studio, I am studying them at the Natural History Museum or the Horniman Museum. I love cooking and you can often find recipes included within my pieces. I also love walking. It’s difficult to find the space in London, so I’ll either travel to the Peak District, or make the most of Richmond Park. LO: How has your art developed and changed over the years? Why did you choose to focus on birds specifically? FG: My drawings have certainly gotten more colourful over the years. Initially all …