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Francene Christianson


 

Artist Statement

I paint people and places that remind me of special times in my life. While these moments are transitory, painting lets me create a lasting memento of an otherwise passing view.

I look for the universal appeal in everyday moments. To do this, I draw inspiration from old family photos, preserving mid-century images in a modern context. I also look for the story in the places where I live.

It's true that everything is bigger in Texas. When I first moved here, I was floored by the great expanses of this state. In turn, my view of landscape has shifted to include aerial perspectives that attempt to capture the sheer scale of place. At Trinity Groves, I plan to continue exploring this series, while also staying open to new inspirations.

 

Bio

Francene Christianson graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.A. in Art. Her career in advertising and graphic design included art direction for several creative agencies in New York and Los Angeles, including Ogilvy & Mather and Grey Advertising.  After her commercial career, she returned to fine art. Her figures, landscapes and commissioned works have been shown or sold at Doug Flanders and Associates, The Grand Hand Gallery, Gallery 360, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Hopkins Center for the Arts, The Minnesota State Fair, Art-A-Whirl, and recently at Bee Street Gallery, Dallas/Fort Worth. Her paintings have been placed in private collections across the country.

 

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