Original oil on panel
‘The shy kingfisher’
Image 34 x 40 cm
47 x 52 cm including 6 cm wide white wood frame and narrow gold slip.
Collect from gallery £650
Including UK delivery £670
Frans Wesselman was born in Holland where he trained to be an art teacher before his conscription into the Dutch army. After two years in the army he gained a diploma in printmaking and photography at Groningen College of Art.
‘I grew up and trained in the Netherlands. People are central to my work, which is also based on the close observation of the natural world. Often my paintings, etchings and stained glass tell a story.’
He moved to England in 1979 where he has worked and exhibited widely in both one-man shows and group exhibitions. His paintings and etchings are in private collections as well as in the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam museums. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers. Often his paintings, etchings and stained glass tell a story.
His work has been shown at the Royal Society of Printmakers, London; National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London; Galerie Inkt, The Hague, Holland; and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, to name but a few. In 2006 he was selected for the International Festival of Glass.
He has designed and made a set of eight windows in conjunction with the “Godiva Awakes” project. Together they tell the story of Godiva, of a thousand years of Coventry history, and of women who, like Godiva, made sacrifices for the common good.