About Me

Colour communicates universally.
I want to talk to you through colour.
We have so much to say.

Francesca Howard

Exuberance Painting

Why I Paint...

Because of the colour.

Colour has excited me, entranced me, fascinated me and thrilled me ever since I can remember. Colour is that wonderful, ever-changing, ephemeral element in our lives that nobody quite understands.

Colour excites some of us and frightens others, but where would we be without it? A universe without colour is, quite literally, unimaginable. It is crucial to our lives, in fact crucial to all beings, and often central to survival. But how? You can’t build with it or eat it, hold it or hear it or even feel it.

Colour is far more than pure decoration. It is a vital form of communication, for colour transmits messages more rapidly than any words. Colour is a language without barriers.

I paint firstly in an attempt to capture this elusive colour, to escape into that entrancing world … and play, and splash and discover new, exhilarating colour combinations. And secondly so that these paintings can go out into the world and create that excitement on people’s walls and within their lives.

Because of the colour.

Francesca has a BA Hons degree in History of Art from the University of East Anglia, specialising in Early Italian Renaissance and Dutch 17th Century, a PGCE to teach Art History and a qualification as a Metaphysical Counsellor.  She has taught art history courses on The Renaissance, The Baroque and British Art.  Combining her two passions, she has created The Colour Potential Card Oracle Deck and Handbook centred around colour and positivity and does readings with the cards.