ABOUT

ABOUT ME

My aim is to make soul soothing art to comfort and inspire you.

My art will always have your back.

Enjoy it during the good times and use it as a support system during the bad.

ABOUT ME AS AN ARTIST

ARTIST STATEMENT

I make Indian ink drawings, oil paintings and mixed media collages. I always make art in series. My art never stands alone.

I explore the relationship between individuality and community. I’m always in search of context, the bigger picture and additional perspectives. I aim to understand every point of view. Maybe that’s the reason I explore my subjects in more than one painting.

I find inspiration on the crossroads of nature and humankind. Like a botanical garden, a vegetable market or a villages in the middle of the wild.

ink drawings tucson inspired by photographs by Robert de Garde the fran new art 2020
about my work - the fran visual artist 2020
about my work - the fran visual artist 2020

ABOUT MY WORK PLACE

As of May 2020 I have my own art studio located in the city of Den Bosch, The Netherlands. I work with ink, paint, clay and wood.

More about my studio…

about my work place
about my work place
about my work place

Once a year I take a creative retreat somewhere in Europe. In 2019 I painted the 2020 summer art collection in Catalonia while staying at an old ‘hacienda’ located on the slope of a hill in the country side near Olot. Sounds romantic right? Let me just say: I am not build for temperatures above 27 degrees Celcius. So I was very happy when I got home XD

More about my artist residency in Catalonia… (in Dutch)

l'estartit cactus spanje 2019
schildervakantie spanje 2019 atelier
schildervakantie atelier el turros spanje 2019

ABOUT MY DREAMS

My ultimate dream is to one day have a cottage in the Northwestern Scottish region of Wester Ross. Build an art studio next to it and create a great garden in front with a tea house. That way I can combine all things I love to do: make art, create beautiful things, cater to plants and make people feel at home with a nice cuppa!

More about Scotland…

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