Franzeska is a children’s author with over 25 published titles. She was shortlisted for a Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2011.
The next year, while Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at the University of the West of Scotland, she began writing for adults, and in 2016 completed her debut novel, The Faraway. The Faraway is all about art, and artists, and the quest for an individual style, and it led Franzeska back to her own love of painting.
Franzeska’ paintings are currently on display at The Studio and Gallery. Below you can watch a video of her paintings accompanied by A Dream of Flying, a song written by the artist and the harpist Pauline Vallance. Pauline wrote the music.
Image: Strawberry Moon (oil on canvasboard), exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition this summer.