Location The Velvet Easel Gallery
298 Portobello High Street
EH15 2AS Telephone 07813916684 Opening Hours

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Sun – 12 – 5pm



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Artist - Frans Wesselman

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After training as an art teacher in the Netherlands I moved to Ireland, then to England. I have taught, and occasionally still do, many short art courses, but mainly I have been developing my own work. In 1983 I was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). Initially I made etchings and painted in water colours, then started using oils and more recently have also made wood cuts. Around the millennium I developed an interest in stained glass, which is now also an important element of my work. In 2009 I was approached by Imagineer Productions in Coventry to develop the concept of a 6 metre tall, moving Lady Godiva puppet for an Olympics related arts project. I was also commissioned to design and make eight stained glass windows, which I did, but unfortunately the pavilion for which they were has not been built yet.

My work reflects my interest in the human form and human relationships. Some pieces are based on poems and literature, some are from imagination or direct observation. I draw from the life model and go out with my sketch book, drawing anything that takes my interest.

In stained glass I now make small panels for galleries, small tableaus of panels mounted on plinths, and I take commissions.

Available Work

Princess and the Frog - £450

Reading in Bed - £275

Woman with Yellow Birds - £230

Singing the Blues - £230

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