About

Jean Francis is an Owen Sound based artist, who  is known for her large scale paintings, that explore the beauty and conflict of urban life.  Living with views of the grain elevators, Lakers with their massive beauty that winter over in the harbour, and the inspiration of  gritty backstreets of the downtown area where her studio is located, has consistently drawn her to painting urban landscapes, along with a fascination of the process of demolition.

The paintings are vibrant with an active expression of the beauty and conflict of what she sees in the subject. “As an artist, I try to convey to the viewer my reaction to what is happening around me”

In 2013, Jean was awarded a 3 month fellowship at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico in Taos NM.

Her work is in the permanent collection at The Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound ON

Studies

Sheridan College, Interior Design, Oakville ON, graduating and working in the field for many years

Furthering her art studies with Peter Kolisnyk, Harold Klunder, along with chosen workshops

Dundas Valley School of Art

The Toronto School of Art

Koffler Centre School of Visual Art

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