Fransie was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She lived and studied in several countries, before settling in Geneva, Switzerland, where she lives today with her husband, two children and several four legged companions. Now a fine artist, as well as writer and illustrator, Fransie’s background is in Graphic Design and Art Psychotherapy.
She practised for a number of years as an Art Psychotherapist in London. During this time, she worked with children and focused mainly on the communication, attachment and bonding between parents and their children, which is also the underlying theme in her children’s books.