I don’t paint often when I’m travelling. Being pressed for time—or, more often, sheer laziness/the social media sinkhole—gets in the way. But when I do make the time, I find that it intensifies the experience. There’s something about capturing a place you’re passing through in the pages of a sketchbook that feels both personal and indelible.Continue reading “Travel Sketches: From Paris to Bali”
A slightly modified version of this piece was originally published on The Hindu thREAD.
“How were you dressed?” the victim is questioned. “Were you under the influence of alcohol? Why were you out with a bunch of guys so late at night?” Continue reading “How is Victim-Blaming Still a Thing?”
This illustrated essay that I’ve created focusses on the pressing issue of sexual harassment in India. Read the first page here and then head to the Indian Cultural Forum Continue reading “My Illustrated Essay for the Indian Cultural Forum”
Some days you feel like painting a scene from a place you’ve never set foot in. Last Sunday, I poured myself some coffee, played some Mashrou’ Leila and got to work painting a busy night scene from Hong Kong’s Temple Street.
Andy: So what do you do?
Frances: Eh… It’s kinda hard to explain.
Andy: Because what you do is complicated?
Frances: Because I don’t really do it.