Francis’s practice centers upon portraits of history’s (and particularly art history’s) greats, alongside celebrities from today. The portraits partly honour the histories they depict, but they also cast a keen eye on celebrity culture, with Patrick’s striking block colouring uniquely illuminating his chosen subjects. At Bundoora you can see the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Diego Velazquez and Leonardo da Vinci reinterpreted and transformed.
Francis is also participating in the Bundoora Nebula Residency Program, which provides a month-long residency at the homestead. For the residency Francis is collaborating with artist Sandra Long and on Thursday 30 March 2017 the artistic duo will give a Celebration and Demonstration of their work at Bundoora.
Francis has been exhibiting works since 2009 and has also practiced at Arts Project Australia since 2009, where he had his first solo exhibition in 2014. Francis has exhibited at Robin Gibson Gallery, The Ian Potter Centre (NGV Melbourne) and at Melbourne’s Yarra Gallery. His unique style resulted in him winning the A1 Darebin Art Salon, presented by Bundoora Homestead in 2016 which awarded him this major solo showcase.