Fran Alexander, AFCA
Acrylic, Oil, and Mixed Media Visual Artist

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(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.

(posted on 17 Jun 2018)

The 8th annual Mid Main Art Fair was a wonderfully successful art event. Myself and Elisabeth Sommerville were it's coordinators for this years event. Quality art at a Vancouver historic venue. 

(posted on 29 Mar 2018)

Gallery 8 is a beautiful art space situated on one of BC's Gulf Islands. 

(posted on 3 Mar 2018)

A Honorable Mention for On Thin Ice from the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

(posted on 7 Jan 2018)

Ringing in the new year with a energetic abstract, titled Impulse

(posted on 24 Nov 2017)

An entire wall of bear paintings, engaged visitors during the East Side Culture Crawl. Conversations flowed freely from a gentleman who once lived in Churchill, Manitoba in the 1950's to those who use to live in northern Canada. Besides being great conversation starters, the bear paintings may hopefully raise awareness for the plight of our bears. Whichever, these creatures are beckoning me to paint them.
This is, Hey, Good Looking.

 

(posted on 10 Oct 2017)

I am fortunate to have several of my paintings the beautiful Gallery 88 in Kerrisdale. You'll spy several of them in their front window.

(posted on 7 Oct 2017)

The Optimist grizzly begged to be painted twice, as he/she evoked a feeling, and essence of bear-ness. I am a big believer of painting in series as one idea leads to another, building, re-shaping, and learning from the previous.

Enjoy, as there maybe more Optimists to come. 

(posted on 24 Sep 2017)

I painted Wolf after a few weeks away from the easel, tending to other art related agenda items. I hadn't actually been putting paint on canvas, certainly not as liberally and as frequently as I normally do. It feels so natural re-aquainting myself with my paints, canvas, and letting loose. John Lennon once said that he measured time by the number of his albums. I feel I measure time through my art.

 

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