The Art of Francesca Dunne
Her creative journey started at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 where she completed a year in the foundations of design, this included, Life Drawing, Art History, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Design and Surface Design (an advancement of textile design exploring the multi-faceted manipulation of textiles or any material surface. She chose to complete the remainder of her time at University taking the path of a Surface Designer. It was here she explored ways of pushing the boundaries between art, design, and ideas, and getting carried away in the conceptualisation stage of the process, cross-pollinating ideas and techniques at which point she was labeled a "drifter".
Qualifying with a National Diploma she left South Africa for the UK in 2014.
After some time in the corporate world, a number of freelance graphic design and art opportunities presented itself.
2014- Outdoor artwork and cocktail menu for tiki bar at Purple Turtle, Reading
2014- Outdoor vinyl artwork for cocktail bar, Mix, Reading
2015-2016- Logo and branding- Fuzzy Turns, Birmingham
2016-present- Logo design, branding, music videos- The Final Clause of Tacitus band, Reading
2016-2017- Logo and promotional graphics- Remus music promotion, Reading
2018- Logo design for Speak Out mental health organisation, Reading
2019- Indoor reception area mural, Cavity Dental Staff Agency, Reading
2021- Indoor mural in the main lobby area, Cavity Dental Staff Agency, Reading
2021- Outdoor mural, High Spirits cocktail bar, Reading
2021- Logo design, G-Fit Personal Training, Surrey
2021- Logo design, Dirty South, Power wash and exterior cleaning, Surrey
Numerous pet portrait commissions
2022- Outdoor Mural, St Aidans Nursery, Gravesend
In 2020 she joined Creative Locale, a community of artists from across the UK, based in Caversham, Berks.
She continues to push the boundaries of creative capabilities, never restricting herself to one creative art form. After all the very nature of an artist is to create no matter the medium.