COLOURIST, OWNER OF FRANCESCA’S PAINTS LTD
Francesca Wezel is a colour artisan and founder and creative director of Francesca’s Paints. She’s made shades for everyone from Birkenstock to Prince Charles. When creating her colour collections, Francesca is inspired by landscapes and architecture of foreign countries. It’s all about the psychological effect and cultural significance of colours.
She is wearing a randomly paint-splashed apron. ‘People have wanted to buy it!’ she says. It’s testament to the hands-on nature of her craft. There’s a little paint in her hair and nails, and she’s justifiably suspicious of the clean artisan. ‘You need to have a little bit of a paint spattering somewhere – it means you’re using the product.’ Francesca is a colourist that makes bespoke paint. She and her business partner Camillo – with her much-loved Tibetan Terrier, Bubu, underfoot – have their office and workshop at the Battersea Business Centre.
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