Frances studied Batik with Jo Dixon at Sunningwell School of Art and more recently with Jenny O'Leary, both in Oxfordshire, and from this grew her passion for the medium. She works mainly in in mixed media using contemporary abstract forms, or with forms derived from nature. Frances works mainly on papers working on tissue and other porous papers. Most of her work is mounted and framed, but she produces a wide range of greeting cards.
Frances takes inspiration from the artists and designers whose work she has taught over many years as an art historian, as well as from exhibitions in various media, and from nature. Her engagement with colour is an integral part of her work. A member of Hertfordshire Visual Arts and West Oxfordshire Arts, she exhibits mainly in Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.