Franceska McCullough Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Professional fine artist specialising in drawing reflections, painting nature, sculpting the universe and model making miniatures while also tutoring and sharing my passion for the arts.

I'm a fine artist and specialise in pencil drawings of distorted reflections in hyperrealism as well as painting fantasies derived from our natural world and creating sculptures out of toothpicks using mathematical sequences and the orbital patterns of the planets in our solar system. I've also retrained recently at Pinewood Studios as a miniaturist and prop maker and have been applying this new skill to my continuing fascination with interiors and narrative in sculpture. Outside of my studio practice, I'm a freelance art teacher. I teach all levels of art student and believe that anyone can learn to draw, paint, and sculpt if given the tools, techniques and encouragement and support to do so. I've taught for over twenty years and have adapted my teaching to suit each type of learner as I also feel strongly that a teacher should adapt their teaching style to suit each individual as no one person learns the same as another. So I work hard to help everyone who comes to study with me so they can have access to the best techniques, materials and creative ideas which hopefully leads them on their own creative journey and always fuels my own desire to create which is partly why I teach!

Artwork

Draco, Toothpicks, hot glue, 2010

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Fibonacci Fold Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2011

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Ganymede Callisto Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2009

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Laughter Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2008

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After Pythagoras Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2009

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Barnacle Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2005

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Mercury Venus Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, 2010

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Truncated Icosahedron Pod, toothpicks, hot glue, paper, LED light, Phosphorescence , 2015

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Dodecahedron Heart, toothpicks, glue, foamcore, phosphorescent powder, paint, 2015

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Phyllotaxis Core, 2015

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Miniature Backroom, paper, wood, ink, pencil, glue, LED light, glass, cork, clay, moss, wire, paint, phosphorescent powder, 2018

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Teapot Self Reflection - 42 Reflections Project, pencil on paper, 2018

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Projects and exhibitions

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Imperial CDT Festival of Science and Art

21/04/2017

I participated as a sculptor in the festival because my sculptures use sacred geometry and planetary orbits references to create so my work related to their science and art theme. I displayed my work in a darkened room with light streaming through them to create shadows and light patterns which altered the environment.

Sir Ian Fleming Building, Imperial College London, London Details

Cryptic Art & Science

04/10/2016 — 08/10/2016

I participated as an exhibiting artist with a group of artist/scientist colleagues at the Crypt Gallery in St. Pancras Church. We continued our them from the postgraduate course we had all met on at Central Saint Martins in Ar & Science. I installed my self illuminating sculptures in a very dark part of the gallery and let people interact...

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Crypt Gallery in St. Pancras Church, London Details

Exploring Infinity: A Map To Quantum Physics

23/07/2016

"The worlds of art and physics collide as Central Saint Martins meets the Institute of Physics. Pioneering research in quantum physics is presented in a different light in this immersive, interactive installation." Part of the Curious Festival at Kings Cross. I participated by encouraging children and adults to create their own coloured...

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Central Saint Martins at Kings Cross, London Details

"Dirty Fingers"

16/06/2016 — 30/06/2016

My illustration diorama was selected for a group exhibition at Dark Sugars in which our work had a theme of chocolate.

My illustration diorama depicted the processing of the cocoa bean and those involved in the process. Within the facade illustration were the lines of a poem inserted into the drawing which disguised hidden doors which...

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Dark Sugars on Brick Lane, London Details

London Illustration Fair

04/12/2015 — 06/12/2015

I was represented by "Made in Arts London" and had the opportunity to exhibit my illustrations with them for this Illustration Fair.

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London Details
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