The art of Frances Berriman

About Deadpan Studio

Deadpan is the art studio of Frances Berriman.


I'm currently based in San Francisco, although originally I'm from Cornwall, United Kingdom.

I'm fascinated by the little things in life. I particularly like getting up close and personal with subjects, framing them in unusual ways and tight croppings, pulling them apart and exposing specific aspects, to force the viewer to look at the little details and oddities that I'm drawn to in the objects I paint.

Hands are a current big focus of my work, as I'm exploring how we communicate non-verbally with them using shapes, symbols and traditions.

I mainly work with oil paint, watercolour and occasionally gouache. I sometimes make prints.

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