A selection of current work which includes oil paintings, watercolour, collage, dry point, stitch drawings and giclee prints.

Art classes

Classes are available in drawing, painting, printing and mixed media courses, for all abilities, interests and ages.


Made to order ceramic plates, unique in form and decoration. Hand-built in semi porcelain clay and suitable for the dishwasher.


Commissions and select furniture pieces re-invented with chalk paint and wax, adapted to develop a more modern aesthetic.


A selection of sold, nfs and commission pieces from my pictorial archive of drawings, paintings and prints.

About me

Frances May
Painter • designer
stylist • teacher

I have followed an artistic path my entire life so it was natural for me to become an artist and teacher after studying Fine Art at university. 


My work always involves paint, whether it’s on a canvas, wood, a wall, furniture or textiles. I love variety so never pigeon-hole myself in terms of media or subject type. The juxtaposition of abstraction and reality interests me, and this is often reflected in my work. My art has been exhibited at:

Battersea Affordable Art Fair
The London Print Show
The Watercolour Society
The Ikon
Nicholas Bowlby Gallery
Cranbrook Art Show
South East Open Studios
The Wealden Times Fair


I started teaching secondary school art in my twenties, and after a break to have children I continued to progress to become Head of Art for a secondary school in Royal Tunbridge Wells. This enabled me to cover a variety of Artistic disciplines with my exam groups; ranging from design, film, photography, textiles, painting, ceramics and sculpture. Teaching and encouraging others to get the most out of art is a privilege and a joy. 

I left secondary school teaching a few years ago to concentrate on my own artistic development, but still like to offer tuition from my studio.

Home life

I have 4 grown up children who I love to spend time with as well as socialising with friends. I love gardening, travelling, walking, playing tennis and swimming in my free time!  


Mail: info@paintdesignstyle.co.uk
Instagram: francesmayartist
Mobile: 07505 449929
Landline: 01892 722073

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