Frances was born in London, England in 1967. 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 and Massachusetts College of Art. She has developed a unique style of abstract photography working with glass and light. In 2003, she moved to New Mexico and continued her studio work with Andre 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 and Photo Arts Santa Fe. She has received awards with the International Photography Awards.