In December 2015, a renowned Scottish contemporary artist, Francis Boag, delivered a special talk on his life and work at an event hosted by Cornerstone.
During the hour–long presentation to fans at The Society of Advocates in Aberdeen, he described the life-changing decision to move on from his teaching career and become a dedicated artist at the age of 50, which proved a worthwhile risk and now sees him exhibiting his work on an international level.
Francis was born in Dundee in 1948 and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the late sixties. His tutors in Dundee included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure, whose influence can be readily seen in his love of vibrant colour and the sensuous application of paint.
His best-selling prints have found their way into a host of public buildings such as airports and hospitals and his original work is increasingly sought after by large corporate collectors including John Lewis plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Francis is a supporter of Cornerstone and his paintings have previously been auctioned off at the charity’s annual dinner.