ABOUT FRANCES SUZANNE HINDLE
I am inspired by the loving relationship between humans and animals. Our animals reflect who we are, and our interaction with them – in sadness, grief and happiness – gives us more of a connection to our environments.
I capture in my art or photography not the animal but the soul, personality, and character. A special moment in time to be preserved forever on canvas. The story!
In Africa, I have rendered the animals native to their landscapes; in Italy, added depth to my work through sculpture and photography, always on the same theme of animals, and in England, avidly photographed and painted animals with their owners
Ever since I remember I have been an artist, seeking to find the truth in the scenes I paint. My style can be described as beau ideal – beau from the French for “beautiful” and ideal, as in our ideals of what and who we are.
In the pursuit of the beau ideal, I will travel to you and capture your story. Seizing that authentic moment between your pet to preserve it on canvas. Whether at play, enjoying a quiet moment, sharing grief or loss or merely being together, you and your pet will receive attention in a portrait that goes beyond the mere picture, but reveals the soul of who you are together. In the moment or in play, always striving to bring out the personality.
Portraits are a love of mine from early childhood.. drawing, photographing, sculpture or painting a portrait of a person is a beautiful way of expressing their soul and colors in the skin tones and of sunlight on their hair. Their uniqueness!!! What makes them special from all the maddening crowd! What is their passion!!! My portraits will enhance everything beautiful and priceless in the walk of your life.
Peeling back layers to bring out the true nature of anything - in colors - in beauty – in drama...and in passion!!!! --that is the essence of what I pursue in my art.