Fran Ng is a portrait artist specializing in watercolor portraits for children. The portrait process begins when she photographs the child in natural light. (It’s also possible for her to work from a photo reference provided by the client). She slowly develops the portrait in transparent layers to create a luminous, jewel-like effect. For Fran, creating portraits is like an act of devotion to manifest the radiant soul within each child.

Fran is also a printmaker and author-illustrator of award-winning books for children. She lives in Manila, Philippines.


Her clients have called her portraits:

- “hands-down, the best Christmas gift ever that the kids' grandparents have received"

- a “treasure”

- “a special way our kids can remember themselves by, once they’re grown up”


  Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Printmaking
  One-Year Full Scholarship
  Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design
  Wroclaw, Poland

  Certificate in Painting
  Four-year program
  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  Philadelphia, USA

  AB Interdisciplinary Studies, magna cum laude
  Ateneo de Manila University
  Manila, Philippines

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