No matter where we are in the world, art matters…


My name is Kimberly Francis, I am a freelance Artist and Photographer. Welcome!

Please take a look around, get to know me and my work and feel free to contact me with any questions or for information on commissions.

Getting to know me

Plymouth born, Somerset bred. I have always had a passion for art….I can remember sitting at my Granny’s dining room table as a child trying out her water colour’s for the first time…I would spend hours happily sitting there, painting, creating, doodling.

Art was definitely my favorite subject in school, and when it was time to choose a college, I went with my heart and followed my passion. I spent 2 years at Westcliff College of Art and Design experimenting with new materials and gaining a love for life drawing.

I was lucky enough to pick up my first SLR camera whilst there and unwrapped a whole new side of art I never knew existed and had a natural flare for. I could spend days in the darkroom watching my images appear right in front of me! It was incredible! And it didn’t take me long to realise the possibilities…

Leaving college with a new confidence in my skills, I eventually made it back to my home town for University and started a 3 year BA Honors Degree at Plymouth College of Art.

Learning more skills but struggling with concepts, I pushed my love of portraiture and photography aside and took a new path to the world of abstract art, which opened so many new doors for me!

With so many options available to me after University, I decided that life experience, finding out who I was and what I wanted out of life was a priority, so I embarked on an ever changing journey of seeing the world…

6 ski seasons in the French Alps, 2 long summers sailing the seas on board P&O Cruise Ships as a photographer, 2 and a half years travelling Australia and falling in love with the outback farm life, a month in Indonesian paradise, a few visits to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Fiji and Thailand later….I am now, for the moment, settled in an idyllic part of the French Alps, surrounded by mountains, nature, and sketching as much as I can in the quaint town of Les Gets.


Hello world!

It’s been a good summer so far, lots of commissions and more time to do what I really love in between, sketching animals and getting out in the sunshine! I’ve updated the ‘sketches’, ‘commissions’ and ‘Weddings’ folders so check them out! And don’t forget, although it’s getting busy, I’m still available for commissions, wherever you …

WWT. Kimberly Francis