Evening in the Orange Garden.
Limited etching with relief.
Image 35 x 29 cm
Including pale ivory mount and narrow limed wood frame 51 x 54 cm
Collect from gallery £310
Including UK delivery £330
This is the garden that surrounds the Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech. It is a lovely lush spot full of flowers, oranges and birds in the middle of a busy city. This is where men and women, boys and girls can meet, in the early evening the Koutoubia gardens is one of those spots.
Frans 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.
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.