Frances was born in London, England. She studied Modern Languages at South Bank University. After a career in publishing she explored her passion, photography. She moved to Boston in 2000 and enrolled in night classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education with Skip Schiel and Massachusetts College of Art taught by Guggenheim Fellow, Steve Tourlentes. She has developed a unique style of abstract landscape working with light and glass.
In 2003, she moved to Santa Fe, NM and continued her studio work with André Ruesch and Siegfried Halus and attended workshops at the College of Santa Fe including a scholarship-based workshop with Jenny Holzer.
Abandoning her abstract landscapes in 2017, she delved fully into the non-representational, incorporating newly discovered techniques with light and glass as well as other photo-based mediums for her abstractions to manifest.
Seward’s work has been exhibited at Kingston Gallery, Boston, Stuart L. Udall Museum, Photo Arts Santa Fe and A Smith Gallery, TX. She has received awards with the International Photography Awards (IPA) and runner-up in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Her photography has appeared on the BBC, and was licensed for CD covers including a piece by the film composer Christopher Gordon who was the composer for Master and Commander and Ben Monder who was the guitarist on David Bowie’s last album BlackStar. Seward partners with many interior designers and art consulting firms to provide her art for their clients, including the Ritz Carlton hotels. Her works are in many national and international private and corporate collections.