Geoff Francis has been a full time artist and photographer for over 20 years.
The bold but irresistible step of becoming an artist at the age of 40 allowed him the confidence in the uniqueness of his own and interesting eye, giving him freedom from the constraints and limitations of more conventional avenues.
This vision can be seen in his work with both canvas and camera. His work is attracting a keen interest and is considered very collectable. His paintings and photographs regularly win awards and shortlistings.
Geoff brings a particular emotion and depth to his art, whether through the lens or with paint, which is why it has often found a place in the home of other celebrated artists and performers.
Geoff's work has a strong following. Some have found resonances in his images with expressionist and impressionist artists such as Turner, Rothko, Freud, Chagall, Man Ray and Bacon. Geoff also feels a connection with the work of Robert Rauschenberg.
Geoff says 'Until the excellent BBC TV series 'Great artists in their own Words' I was not aware that Robert Rauschenberg had ever set foot on the planet. Let alone how influential he had been. That comes from my being self taught and not grounded in art history. However it feels to me he is the artist who is closest to my heart space.'
At the core of Geoff's art (and life) is his love and respect for nature and all those we share the world with. Geoff seeks to capture the moment of inevitable chance in the making of the work, and particularly what happens with light in that moment.
Geoff is also a published writer, poet and filmmaker and Creative Director of Bonobo TV, a not for profit internet TV channel that celebrates respect for the planet and all those who share it. He is based in Norfolk and the Isle of Purbeck.