Frances Ashton is the artist who drew and painted the images used throughout the site. Self taught, her subject material is drawn from imagination, from life with her family and from places she has lived in New Zealand and England . Much of her work reflects themes that weave through Village-Connections. She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. During 2007 Frances work was included in a documentary on Outsider Art, for a Television New Zealand “Artsville,” series produced and directed by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes.