“To paint is to feel joy. The subject can be almost anything...from people to landscape to a piece of fruit. The process of deciding what to paint, the challenge of looking at a chaotic world and pulling out small bits of it in order to explore its beauty, to find its spirit, then to transfer all of this to a canvas with paint...this is what makes painting irresistible to me.”
Fran is an award winning artist who has studied with such artists as Judy Betts, Tom Jones, James Kerr, Kathy Gergo to name a few. She attended New Orleans Academy of Art. She taught art at E.D.White High School in Thibodaux, Louisiana for eleven years.
Fran’s work is quiet, peaceful, and elegant. Uncomplicated, yet deep. Her rich use of paint carves out the familiar in ways that invite the viewer to contemplate, to see more than “meets the eye.”