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527 Belford Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
About the Artist - Biography
Frank Francese was born in Arizona in 1951 but has resided in Colorado for most of his life. He has been a professional artist since 1976 and achieved the groundwork for his profession while attending Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.
Watercolors came to the forefront of Francese's artistic work in 1983. His liquid style is unique and distinctive. Frank enjoys working on a very wet surface, letting the pure color mix itself on the paper. His shapes are large and loose, often disregarding fine detail. Frank uses abrupt color changes of the same value with the white of the watercolor paper to bring his paintings to life. The subject matter for Francese watercolors is always varied, reflecting his national and international travels as well as local western Colorado scenes.
Frank has achieved 'signature status' in six major watercolor societies across the country. A list of those activities is posted on the "Gallery 5" page of this site.
For first time visitors to my site, "Welcome!" The navigation bar displayed in the header lists the title of each page. "Hovering" over the titles will provide a cascade to additional information where it is available. The titles will provide a reasonable ‘hint’ as to the content of that page. Viewing each page in sequence will introduce you my background, the content and conduct of my instructional workshops, a schedule of those events and an introduction to the subject matter which I use for each workshop. In additional pages I try to share information about new materials and techniques with which I am experimenting, articles regarding past activities outside of the USA and finally, plans for future workshops and special events in which I plan to participate in coming seasons. The last six pages are dedicated to examples of my work presented in a manner that corresponds to the content of my workshops. Gallery 6 is new, and portrays some fine images that can be purchased at 'sale' prices.
New News!! Western Colorado Arts Center Exhibition New News!!
On December 2nd Frank Francese will join Terry Sheppard in a combined show at the Western Colorado Art Center in Grand Junction, CO. The event is part of the Center’s ‘First Friday’s Exhibitions’, which is an on-going program held at that facility.
Terry is considered to be one of Colorado’s premier ‘potters’. He consistently produces a beautiful array of ceramic pieces which are artistically fascinating and pleasing to the eye. Much of his work is often totally functional in homes and businesses.
Frank will be displaying a variety of watercolors as well as some other media he has created over his storied career. Of course his signature western Colorado landscapes will be the focal point of Frank’s display, which will also include watercolor images generated from the many workshops he has conducted over the years. His scenes originate from ten countries on three different continents. When building his show, Frank also explored his archived materials, finding several charcoal and silver point sketches he created earlier in his career. Some of those items will be on display as well.
The combination of ceramic art, watercolor images and sketches should make for an interesting display of art which you can view soon on your visit to Grand Junction’s Art Center. The show will run through February 2nd, 2017. Frank and Terry hope to see you there, whether just for a visit or to participate in the First Friday’s program.