And, when not painting, Frances runs the Crinan Hotel masquerading under the name Ryan.
A professional painter for more than 25 years Frances has exhibited regularly throughout Scotland and London and abroad. Works by Frances Macdonald can be viewed on her web site - www.francesmacdonald.co.uk
Frances Macdonald exhibits regularly at London's Portland Gallery and The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh and a selection of Frances' paintings are on show here at the Crinan Hotel.
In December 2021, new work by Frances was on display at the Portland Gallery in London. You can see some of the paintings via this link: portlandgallery.com/exhibitions/frances-macdonald-6/
In December 2020, new work by Frances was on display at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. Here is a preview of some of the paintings.
In February 2020 new work by Frances was on show at the Portland Gallery in London.
In November 2018, new work by Frances went on show in an exhibition at the Socttish Gallery in Edinburgh entitled "The Hebridean Painter". The exhibition is open to the public from 30th November to 23rd December. More information can be found on the Scottish Gallery website.
Further information about Frances Macdonald and her work can be found at these links:
Paintings by Frances Macdonald are in several important private collections at home and abroad as well as corporate collections including Fleming's Scottish Collection. Frances is represented in Scotland by The Scottish Gallery and in London by The Portland Gallery.
“Your Guide to Frames and Fortune” The Herald / 2012
Collectors of Frances MacDonald’s landscapes love her ability to capture the drama of coastlines in Argyll and the Western Isles. Like her increasingly successful son, Ross Ryan, MacDonald lives in Crinan, where she works in her studio beside the Crinan Hotel, which she has run with her husband, Nick Ryan, for 35 years. She is a regular exhibitor at London’s Portland Gallery and in Edinburgh.
"The Herald," Arts, Books, Cinema supplement
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