Approved: 11.09.2020

frances bildner

Artist, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 11.09.2020

The thematic concept of my work is concerned with life in all it's myriad forms.

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Artist Statement

The thematic concept of my work is concerned with life in all it's myriad forms.

I am influenced by the German Expressionists and the Abstract Expressionists. I place emphasis on the emotive aspect of the work and,like them, my work is both emotional and immediate.


I paint from my imagination. When I was thirteen years old Sir Charles Wheeler, the past president of the Royal Academy wanted to buy my flower painting, which had won first prize in a competition in East Sussex. 

I have been an artist for many years, working in a variety of mediums - paintings, mosaic tables, walls & trays and textiles. 


I am a colourist, I love colour in all its variety. My paintings are organic. An image may appear on the canvas and will become something - a flower, an abstract, a figure. I don't have a prefixed idea.


I have been lucky in my life to have lived in very exciting colourful places - Buenos Aires, London, New York. These places have had a great influence on my paintings. My work which I have been told adds life to the environment, has been sold to businesses and homes.


 Impressions magazine  described me as “a passionate and seductive painter, Bildners riotous use of colour affirms this view. The paintings are in definite, almost aggressively joyous, dialogue with the viewer and their presence is hard to ignore.”

 New York’s Village Voice declared my work to be “varied and vital enough to

renew a jaded spirit”.


 I accept commissions and love to paint very large canvases!

I love colour, I love it in its vitality, in its aliveness, in its courage and magnitude, in its fullness and wellness in its darkness and pain.

Colour in its highs and lows, its definition and freedom. I love its childlike, friendly, approachable intensity,its spontaneity and honesty.

For me a world devoid of colour is unimaginable. I have had my book Expressions of an artist published.  This contains my poetry and paintings and is available on amazon!


I am represented in collections throughout Europe and America.

CV & Education


07956 592 142




Education : Sculpture Centre

Courses in Drawing New York City 1988-1990


Art Students League

Courses in Drawing New York City 1986-88


Parsons School of Design 

Courses in Painting, Drawing, Textiles and Batik,



New York University

B.A. German Literature and Art History 1983

M.A. Courses in Comparative Literature 1983-1984




2019 Chelsea Arts Club group show

2018 Bristol Arts Trail 

2017 Solo Show Miriam Slemenson fine Arts Buenos Aires

2017 Publication of Expressions of an Artist- the whole Shebang.

2015 Open Studios Chocolate Factory 

2014 Open Studios Chocolate Factory(Paintings and Poetry)

2013 Arusha Gallery Group Show

2012  Poetry cafe London

2012 Westbury Accountants Group show

2012 Moss and Associates solo show

2011 Summer Show Islington Arts Factory

2010 Group Show Islington Arts Factory

2009 PM Gallery Solo Show

2008 Seven Bedford Row Two Person Show (Paintings and Poetry)

2006 Ben Uri Gallery Solo show (Paintings and Poetry)

2005 Hampstead Theatre Solo Show( Paintings and Poetry)

2004 Art and Vision Solo Show

2004 Candid Arts  Solo Show

2003 Business Design Centre Islington

2002 Collyer Bristow Group Show

2002 Tucker Turner Kingsley Wood London Solo Show

2002 The Engineer London Solo Show

2002 The Box London Solo Show

2002 The Abbey London Solo Show

2002 Albemarle Gallery Group Show

2002 Babbington House Group Show Somerset

2001 Ian Mathews M.O.T Solo Show London

2001 Candid Art Gallery Group Show

2001 Portland Place School Solo Show

2000 Pryory Art Gallery . Summer Show London

2000 Lauderdale House. Two Person Show

2000 Artmonsky Gallery Bath Art Fair

1999 Bar Room Bar Solo Show London

1998 Ben Uri Auction

1998 Mosaique. Solo Show London

1995 London Lighthouse Solo Show

1995 Sarah Tankel House Group Show

1995 Atrium Gallery Group Show London

1994 Mary Lou’s Solo Show New York City.

1994 Gagliardi Art Gallery Group Show London

1993 Gagliardi Art Gallery Group Show London

1992 SoHo Studio Centre Group Show New York City

1990 Wetherholt Gallery Group Show Washington D.C

1989 Straus Gallery Group Show New York City

1988 SoHo Studio centre Group Show. New York City

1987 On The Wall Gallery Group Show New York City

1986 On The Wall Gallery Group Show New York City

1985 Rainbow Connection Group Show New York City

1985 Royal Academy Summer Show 

1984 Galerie Russel Solo Show Nyon Switzerland