Fran is an alumnus of Chouinard Art Institute (CAL ARTS) where she studied the style of realism. As a student in the 60's, Fran exhibited her paintings, heavily texturized with spackling wall paste, in galleries and furniture showrooms in Los Angeles and Colts Neck, NJ.


After college, due to a childhood trauma with her face, Fran applied her artistic skill to the makeup field where she built a thirty-year career inspiring women to see their faces as “perfect as is.” Her unique aesthetic approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars, support groups, and widespread media exposure, earned her national and international recognition. Fran did not paint during those years. Instead, she penned a memoir and two screenplays centered around her life story. 


​In 2013, Fran returned to painting after Lyme disease left her with arthritic fingers and the difficulty to continue writing. Since then, she has been working in the style of Abstract Expressionism  -- preferring to create mood and emotion over defined images -- and she texturizes with pastes, sand, glosses, paper towels, and acrylic skins.


Fran’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, the Chelsea district of Manhattan and Southern Florida, and are in private collection in New York, Florida, Toronto, and Hollywood, Ca.


Fran is a Signature Artist of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a member of the Art Students League in NY, the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, Art Serve, the National Association of Women Artists, and, the Delray Art League, where she is the Arts Education Fund Chair.


She teaches “Not Your Ordinary Painting Class” where she blends art history with contemporary applications in Abstract Expressionism in various locations in Palm Beach County. Recently her classes were featured in two cover stories which can be found on her website. 


Fran invites opportunities to do commissions, lectures, demos and private lessons.



2019   Highland Beach Library, Highland Beach FL

2019   6" x 6" Exhibit Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

2018   Heart of Delray, Delray Beach, FL.

2018   Art Bravo, Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018   Signature Members Exhibit, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2017   Signature Members Exhibit, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2017   Signature Members Exhibit, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2017   Signature Members Exhibit, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2017   Signature Members Exhibit, Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

2017   6" x 6" Exhibit, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

2017   Artists Guild Gallery FAU Living Room Theater, Boca Raton, FL 

2017   Artists Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Regional High School, Boca Raton, FL 

2017   Delray Art League, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL 

2016   Signature Members Exhibit, Artists Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL  
2016   Still Life Exhibit, Chamber of Commerce, Delray Beach, FL    
2016   Signature Members Exhibit, Artists' Guild Gallery, Delray Beach, FL    
2016   Art Walk Event, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL    
2016   Art Walk Gallery Exhibit, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL    
2016   Gallery Exhibit, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL  
2016   Autumn Rising, Milagro Center, Delray Beach, FL   
2016   Gallery Exhibit, Delray Beach City Hall, Delray Beach, FL    
2015   Exposure, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY    
2015   Humana Arcana, Gallery d'Arte, New York, NY    
2015   Five Senses +1, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY   
2015   Summer, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster Township, NJ

2015   Gallery Exhibit, MPAC Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ

2014   Gallery Exhibit, Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery, Morristown, NJ     
2014   Art Student's League, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY     
2013   Winter Wonderland, Morris County Art Association, Morristown, NJ

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