Fran Alexander
Acrylic and Mixed Media Artist

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(posted on 14 Mar 2019)

Visitor ready, Gallery 8 features several of my pieces. A wall of bears!

(posted on 17 Feb 2019)

Putting art into different environments and spaces helps visualize their placement.
Some good design ideas!

(posted on 15 Jan 2019)

I love experimenting with new material and mediums.
Cold wax is a beeswax, gamsol, and resin medium that can be added to oil paints to create texture. For me, it's a good medium to use for abstract painting. 

(posted on 11 Dec 2018)

Sleuth, the bear hangs along with the other AFCA awards winners until Dec. 22, 2018. 

Humbled to be awarded Honorable Mention at this year's AFCA show.
The signature members are a talented bunch of artists. 

A lovely group of philanthropic women, the Vancouver Art Gallery Associates visit my studio.  
They heard first hand my story as a working artist. 

 

(posted on 2 Oct 2018)

On any domestic flight at YVR ( Vancouver's airport), one display case is home to two of my paintings, presently located near Gate C40. Enjoy some art before departure!

(posted on 20 Aug 2018)

They're small and mighty. I created a series of smaller pieces on wood panels with bears as my muse. It allows me to quickly study my subject, and inject new ideas. Next up, bigger paintings that will challenge me in another way. Enjoy!

(posted on 1 Jul 2018)

Abstract vs Realism
"Abstract/Realism" explores the right-handed/left-side debate by having 13 artists compose two pieces of work - one realism, the other on abstraction. Will artists who typically work in realism have trouble creating an abstract piece and vice-versa? 
See them all at the CityScape Gallery

(posted on 30 Jun 2018)

Happy Canada Day!

Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island hosts my flag paintings.

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