Francis Conn Kelleher
Foundation Year: 2009
Previous School: Trinity School, Croydon
After Foundation: Animation Production, Arts University Bournemouth. Painting and drawing, Charles H. Cecil Studios
Where are you now?: Florence, Italy, teaching and further painting at Charles H. Cecil Studios.
"Art Foundation at Glamorgan was a wonderful beginning for my picture making. It felt like a starting block for me, when I really became serious about making art. It was encouragement for me to work creatively with my thoughts and try new things while making a lasting record.
Most importantly it was the beginning of my sketchbooks. They haven't left my pocket since, and that firm encouragement to constantly be working from life, recording what I see or what I think, has been something that has informed everything that I've done since.
I have always pursued drawing, always from life, and now I do my best to pass on the experiences and lessons that I've been given along the way while trying to capture some aspect of nature, beauty and humanity."