City Series St Pauls and the River 80’s

In 1988-’89 Francis engaged in a powerful series of motifs, using mainly oil pastel, based on the City of London and the Thames. Through heighten colour and shifting form, he expresses the dynamism of the urban experience. Some of these works were done in situ, most notably from the top of The Economist Building and from St Thomas Hospital, whilst convalescing from a broken leg. With its uninterrupted river views he wasted no time in seizing the moment.