Frances Ennis began rug hooking in 2002, very quickly become passionate about it and soon began using it as a mode of artistic expression.
Frances's rugs reflect who she is as a person and her life's work. They include such pieces as Votes for Women to honor suffragettes who won for women the right to vote and Remember... Move Forward to honor the 14 women engineering students who brutally died in the 1989 Montreal Massacre.
Some have a spiritual element like Spirit of the Mountain and the on-going and ever popular Chakra series. Some are historical in nature like Beach Women while others speak to environmental concerns like the Endangered Species series.
There are close up of flowers, sweeping community scenes, mandalas, abstracts and geometrics - all hooked using a vibrant mixture of recycled fabrics on burlap.
Frances has exhibited in group shows at Devon House, The Rooms, Mary March Museum, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and partnered with her daughter for a show at the Botanical Garden.