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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 am always looking for the stories of a place, and have been lucky enough to experience many different stories. Southern California to New York City, Minnesota to Texas--each place introduced me to new perspectives and diverse communities of artists that drove my work in new, bolder directions.

 

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 Chloe Gallery, San Francisco, Gallery Orange, New Orleans, Doug Flanders and Associates and Gallery 360, Minneapolis, and The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul. Her paintings have been placed in private collections across the country.  

 


 

Francene Christianson, 2018 interview at the Dallas Continental Gin Building

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