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Frances Macve Contemporary Fine Artist working in oils based in the hills not far from Lodéve, in the Hérault valley, near Montpellier. 

As an oil painter in the South of France my work covers a wide range of subjects from landscapes, (French landscape, and English landscapes) still life, (nature morte)  abstract, figurative, and nudes, the paintings below are a selection of those all held in private collections worldwide.  The majority of the oil paintings you see on this site are painted either entirely or using elements of, the Van Eyck technique or ‘technique mixte’ (graciously taught to me by Patrick Betaudier at the Medici Gallery, Montflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne) whereby the painting begins life as a charcoal pencil or fusain drawing.  The ‘lights’ and ‘darks’ are then added using umbers and white and then finally colour is added using a glazing system of layers, mixing the oil paints both on and off the canvas, so catching the light within.   On occasion I may paint ‘alla prima’ that is to say without a sketch, but this remains the exception.

If you are interested in buying an original painting please contact Frances to arrange a viewing,  for signed giclée prints please go to the ‘buy’ page.  

 These giclée prints provide the finest graphic reproductions available today, using museum standard inks on 100% cotton rag, acid free 260 g/m paper.

Une sélection de certaines oeuvres de Frances est désormais disponible en lithographies. Ces copies sont sont imprimées à la demande. Chaque tirage est authentifié par une signature.

La technique « à la giclée » utilisée garantie les meilleurs reproductions graphiques que l’on peut trouver aujourd’hui. Elle se caractérise par l’utilisation des encres employées aujourd’hui dans  les musées et d’un support 100% coton de grammage 260 et garanti sans acide.

 

 

4L Oil on Canvas 60x81cm

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Les Dents du Midi 62 x 85 cm

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Beech wood cropCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
 Water MeadowCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England. antCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

Lonely Bee Oil on Canvas 80x80cm

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 Alpine ChoughsCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England. FallowCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

Wrong dream yet.. Oil on Canvas 80x80cm

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 Arctic FoxCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.  Bear....Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England. DragonsCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
 Hoopoe Forest-01Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.  Macve-SnowPetrels-03Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.  Macve-Serin Circles-03Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
 Macve-RegalFlycatcher-01Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.  Macve-TurtleDoves-03Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.  Little FishesCopyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
 Macve-SmallRose-04Small Rose
Oil on Canvas  Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
 Macve-Pears-03Pears
Oil on Canvas  Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
CurlewCurlew
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Evening Pines - BlueEvening Pines Indigo
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Flaming SkyFlaming Sky
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Macve-Les Dents du Midi-05Blue Mountains
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Macve-Logomas-02Aprés Lagamas
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Hopperty HopHopperty Hop
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Evening Pines - UmberEvening Pines Umber
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 Last Wave

Last Wave
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Where Florence FlewWhere Florence Flew…
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Golden WoodGolden Wood
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Macve-BigPines-02Big Pines  Oil on Canvas                 Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England. Thank You KhandroThank You Khandro   Oil on Canvas            Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England. Sunset RéSunset Ré    Oil on Canvas            Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.
Homeward

Homeward, Hartford, Colchester               Oil on Canvas 80 x 61cm Copyright Frances Macve contemporary fine art, giclée prints,

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Mourning Light Oil on Canvas 65x92cm

Mourning Light, 65x92cm
Evgenija Pinenkova Riga

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Something to say..... Oil on Canvas 50 x 65 cm

Something to say…..  50 x 65 cm
Hartford, Colchester

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Napoleon’s Wall
92x65cm Oil on Canvas  Oil on Canvas Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary Oil Painter, Beautiful giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England

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Henry’s Wood – Great Bedwyn
92x65cm  Oil on Canvas Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary Oil Painter, Beautiful giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

Golden Forest Mantra Oil on Canvas 100x73cm

Golden Forest Mantra – Old Basing
100x73cm

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M. Courvoisier’s Window
– Vygen Les Salces 92x73cm

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M. Courvoisier’s Window
– Vygen Les Salces 92x73cm

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Clean Light, Mas Jullien, Jonquieres
81x60cm

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Cloudy Beach, Painting of Il de Ré Latvia 46x38cmOil on Canvas  Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

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Whilst she sleeps…. 92×65 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Giclée prints available Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

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Whilst she sleeps… Umber, London 92x65cm, Giclée prints available Copyright Frances Macve Contemporary fine art, giclée prints,  Montpellier, France and select Fine Art Galleries in England.

Magic Wood, 81x60cm, Neffies

Magic Wood, 81x60cm, Neffies

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Griffin's Place, 61x50cm, Aspiran, Linhares

Griffin’s Place, 61x50cm, Aspiran, Linhares

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Through the Wood, 81x60cm, Aspiran

Through the Wood, 81x60cm, Aspiran

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Nizas Blue, 46x38cm, Country Kids

Nizas Blue, 46x38cm, Country Kids Brenas, Copyright Frances Macve Beautiful Oil Paintings and Giclee prints from the South of France

Après Lagamas, 38x27cm

Après Lagamas, 38x27cm

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Garrigue sunrise, 41x33cm

Garrigue sunrise, 41x33cm

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Mustard Pots Oil on Canvas 81x64cm

Still Life Mustard Pots, 81x64cm

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Lemons Oil on Canvas 46x38cm

Still Life Lemons, 46x38cm

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Remises Villeneuvette 55x38cm Les Salces

Remises Villeneuvette, 55x38cm

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Spring Sky, 61x38cm, Oswestry

Spring Sky, 61x38cm, Oswestry Guiness

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Golden Cloud, 34x26cm, St Privat

Golden Cloud, 34x26cm, St Privat

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Little Cloud, 34x26cm, St Privat

Little Cloud, 34x26cm, St Privat

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Girls Meze, 41x33cm, Hampshire

Girls Meze, 41x33cm, Hampshire

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Little Ophelie, 46x38cm

Little Ophelie, 46x38cm

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Collecting Stones, 46x33cm, Wilton

Collecting Stones, 46x33cm, Wilton

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Whistling Trees, 35x27cm, Brenas

Whistling Trees, 35x27cm, Brenas Country Kids

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Male Back, 46x38cm, Country Kids, Brenas

Male Back, 46x38cm, Country Kids, Brenas

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Female back, 55x33cm, Grand Hermitage

Female nude back, 55x33cm, Grand Hermitage

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Water bottle, 65x50cm, Old Basing

Water bottle, 65x50cm, Old Basing

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Self Portrait, 80x65cm

Self Portrait, 80x65cm

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Big Heart, 55x45cm, Bagshot

Big Heart, 55x45cm, Bagshot

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Swan girl, 61x46cm, Oxford

Swan girl, 61x46cm, Oxford

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Trunk Nude, 55x45cm, Hampshire

Trunk Nude, 55x45cm, Hampshire

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Trunk Nude ii, 55x38cm, Hampshire

Trunk Nude ii, 55x38cm, Hampshire

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Summer Irises, 48x36cm, Cannes

Summer Irises, 48x36cm, Cannes

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Peach Blossom ii, 55x46cm, Shalbourne

Peach Blossom ii, 55x46cm, Shalbourne

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Peach Blossom, 65x46cm, Wiltshire

Peach Blossom, 65x46cm, Wiltshire

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Medici Dub, 65x46cm, Islington

Medici Dub, 65x46cm, Islington

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Baroque Dub, 55x38cm

Baroque Dub, 55x38cm

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For You Blue, 60x45cm, Farnham

For You Blue, 60x45cm, Farnham

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Kitten Heals 46x38 CambridgeKitten Heals
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Boots 46x38cm Country Kids Brenas

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Shoes 30x30m 60x30cm Cambridge

Shoes
30x30m 60x30cm Cambridge

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Wine Bottles, 55x46cm Neffies

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Butterfly Glass 46x38cm Nebian

Still Life Butterfly Glass 46x38cm, Nebian

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Blue Bowl Oranges 61x46cm Norwich

Blue Bowl Oranges, 61x46cm Norwich

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Kitchen Things, 50x40cm Farnham

Kitchen Things, 50x40cm, Farnham

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Butterfly bowl 45x30cm London

Butterfly bowl, 45x30cm London

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Taps 46x27cm Les Salces and Frome

Taps, 46x27cm, Les Salces and Frome

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Wine Bottles ii 61x50cm

Wine Bottles ii, 61x50cm

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Wine Bottles 73x50cm Starmer Bournemouth

Wine Bottles, 73x50cm, Starmer Bournemouth

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Lantern Butterfly, 55x338cm, Withiel

Lantern Butterfly, 55x338cm, Withiel

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Books stacked, Lodeve Dent

Books stacked, Lodeve Dent

St Guilhem Balcony, 55x38cm Withiel

St Guilhem Balcony,
55x38cm Withiel

Books, 33x72cm, Guiness

Books, 33x72cm, Guiness

Nebian Window, 55x38cm

Nebian French Window, 55x38cm

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 Clean Sheets, 50x65cm, Warrington

Clean Sheets, 50x65cm, Warrington

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Pezenas Balcony, 38x55cm, Shalbourne

Pezenas Balcony, 38x55cm, Shalbourne

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Bed, 61x46cm, Clapham

Bed, 61x46cm, Clapham

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Daisy Bubbles, 33x41cm Nebian

Daisy Bubbles, 33x41cm Nebian

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Red, 38x43cm, Vancouver

Red, 38x43cm, Vancouver

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Hopperty Hop, 35x27cm,

Hopperty Hop, 35x27cm,

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Marseillan

Marseillan Beach

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St Homly Plage, Wilton

St Homly Plage, Wilton

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Not Raining Here, Emer Hackett

Not Raining Here, Emer Hackett

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Last surf, Trevone Cornwall

Last surf, Trevone Cornwall

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Marseillan Plage

Marseillan Plage

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Sandcastles, Les Landes

Sandcastles, Les Landes

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Golden Track, Plaissard

Golden Track, Plaissard

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View from the Hill, Aix en Provence

View from the Hill, Aix en Provence

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Safo's Picnic

Safo’s Picnic

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St Albans

St Albans

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Helen, Shepherd's Market

Helen, Shepherd’s Market

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Picnic, Roqueredonde

Picnic, Roqueredonde

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Musee Fabre

Devant Musee Fabre

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Up to the Whistling Trees landscape Nebian

Up to the Whistling Trees
landscape Nebian

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Autumn, sold by Art at Goring

Autumn, sold by Art at Goring

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Pic de Visou, alla prima oil on canvas

Pic de Visou, alla prima oil on canvas

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Thank you Khandro, Lerab Ling

Thank you Khandro, Lerab Ling

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