meet frances

I'm so happy to share my art with you!


I am an illustrator, designer and daydreamer. Ever since I was little, I have had a love for animals, flowers and most of all Jesus. My dad is an architect and I remember colouring his plans from the day I could hold a pencil. My mom is a baker, and the two of us always whipped up new sweet treats in the kitchen. Whatever it was, I knew I was created to create. With a degree in Visual Communication Design my passion grew & blossomed into a creative studio that aspires to create anything meaningful & memorable.

In 2016 I founded Lumina Studio, which means 'a flicker of light'.  I first specialised in corporate identities & bespoke wedding stationery, but  I have always loved painting with watercolour most of all. This led me to doing commission illustrations full-time.

I am also blessed to be the illustrator of three published books, namely The Kristen Collection, and hope to turn many more stories into whimsical illustrations. 

Today I live in beautiful Cape Town with my husband & spaniel puppy, Luigi. I am a firm believer that art brings light into the world & hope to be painting and making art that does just that, every day.