painter . Illustrator . Textile Artist

about me

Frances' pieces focus on the idea of home, and the snapshot moments that compile our memories of home.

How the Outside Spirits caught me...

I spent my childhood playing in the woods and nearby lake. I remember night time dewy bare feet, watching the lightning bugs bloom, and the silhouette of black trees as the dusky blue sky merged into darkness. 

Studying textile design and art history at The Rhode Island School of Design, patterns, colors, and textures from the outdoors fervently wove themselves  into my art. 

After college I sought heat and the joie de vivre that New Orleans certainly imbues. I married a Caribbean jazz violinist. With music floating through the air, and two wild young things in the tropical palms and lovely humidity, I rediscovered the delight of our natural world and its undulations. And the sacredness of animals.  

 

My Art...

My art manifests in many mediums: large scale paintings, textile pieces, illustrations, and surface design. The connecting factor is that every medium bounces new ideas into the next, and allows a fresh perspective, preserving the excitement of creativity in each new piece. In response, my designs dance with humor, quietude, and the brightness of playful possibilities.