Why did I choose watercolour painting as the artistic medium of choice for the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series?

For me it was an easy decision to paint with watercolour in the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series, for a lot of different reasons. I think for me, I was drawn to watercolour paint in particular because of its fluid and subtle nature, giving the artist infinite ways to explore colour, from its mostContinue reading “Why did I choose watercolour painting as the artistic medium of choice for the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series?”

‘Bi love’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range

This painting represents about how I feel about bisexuality now, and LGBTQ+ love is definitely included in this. The painting was initially titled ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’ and was released on social media on this day, 23rd September, 2020.

‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s

I chose to include a painting set in a club in the UK in the 2000s as I felt that as a teenager and young adult, club scenes felt like there was a particular kind of intensity around 1.) what you looked like, and 2.) who you had feelings for. From memory (I stopped goingContinue reading “‘Who do I sit with?’ from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series – set in a night club in the 2000s”

Why is representation and seeing others ‘like you’ in the culture around you important, especially when growing up?

Anna Frances explores further why she thinks seeing someone ‘like you’ in the culture around you, effects how you see yourself, and also can effect how you see others.

5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)

Artist Anna Frances shares why she LOVES the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range, (and why you will too). 1.) Each design is from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series that I’ve created, which helps to promote Bisexuality bisibility and LGBTQ+ visibility more broadly. Why I love it: I think representation around LGBTQ+ communitiesContinue reading “5 reasons why I LOVE the Bi in the 2000s™ merchandise range (and why you will too)”

(2/9) ‘Pop Culture’

In this post, I share how I feel about (2/9) ‘Pop Culture,’ the second painting from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series. What inspired you to paint this painting? I felt at the time at school, and still feel to a large extent, that popular culture has a huge influence on how we oftenContinue reading “(2/9) ‘Pop Culture’”

(1/9) ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’

In this post, I share how I feel about (1/9) ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day,’ the first painting from the Bi in the 2000s™ illustrative series. What inspired you to paint this painting? I was inspired by Bisexuality Visibility Day on 23rd September which has been marked on this date every year since 1999. It inspiredContinue reading “(1/9) ‘Happy Bisexuality Visibility Day’”