BoagArt Publishing is a family run venture. It began as an opportunity to try something a bit different for those involved and, whilst the grand plans of those early days have taken a few different directions, the aim has remained the same - to make a wider selection of Francis' work available to a larger audience.
To achieve this, the focus of BoagArt Publishing has been Limited Edition Giclée Prints. We're not the only show in town offering Francis' work in print, however, with unrivalled access to his catalogue of work (and the technological means to do so), we like to think we offer something unique.
Over the last few years, we've been delighted to be able to offer a number of smaller original pieces. These pieces are often done when the Artist is between exhibitions and has some down time to explore new ideas and, in our (albeit bias) opinion, really do epitomise the sentiment that small is beautiful! In the words of the Artist, "sometimes the smaller works have a spontaneity or 'va va voom' which can be hard to replicate in larger work"
As mentioned, our connection with the Artist allows us to offer a broad collection of work with something to suit all tastes. We keep this collection up to date, adding new pieces on a regular basis, trying our best to curate the work available based on what people like the most.
Despite this, we recognise that everybody's tastes are different and it's always good to have a backup plan so, if you've had a look around the website but can't find anything that's just quite right, feel free to head over to Francis' profile on Artwork Archive. Here you can browse an extensive collection of his work - if you see something you like and want to enquire about it's availability in print format, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch using our contact form.
Our aim is to bring Francis' work to as wide an audience is possible so, if there's a way to meet your request, we'll do our best to find it!
Francis was born in Dundee and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the late sixties where his tutors included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure, whose influences can be readily seen in his love of vibrant colour and the sensuous application of paint.
Upon leaving university, Francis became a secondary school Art teacher. Francis continued to paint throughout a successful teaching career before he returned to higher education to undertake a MA at Grays School of Art in 2000. Developments in his work during this introspective period met with great enthusiasm in the commercial gallery market and demand for his work increased. This enabled him to leave education and become a full-time, professional artist in 2001.
Since then, Francis has worked steadily to establish himself as one of the leading figures in a new generation of “Scottish Colourists”, with his work exhibited widely throughout the UK and as far afield as Europe, Russia and the US.