Francine fled the German invasion of France as a young girl with her parents during World War Two and settled in London in the early 50s. . She is now in her eighties and continues to paint and teach. She is an active member of the Chelsea Arts Club and a Chevalier of the Palmes Academiques, the French order that honours individuals who have contributed to French culture overseas.
Francine works in a wide repertoire of genres, in oils and watercolour. For her contribution to our gallery we have asked her to focus simply on two of her areas of activity that have proved consistently popular: "cuisine" and "nursery".