fran alexander
acrylic, oil, mixed media artist

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(posted on 6 Apr 2021)

As an artist, it's deeply satisfying to see my paintings in collectors' homes.
 

(posted on 23 Mar 2021)

Happy to report all is well, and quite busy in my art bubble.  My favorite oil painting varnish is Gamblin's Gamvar varnish which is now stocked in the art stores again. It brushes on so smoothly and unifies the oil paint sheen levels. 
Happy Varnishing Day!

(posted on 6 Nov 2020)

There can never be enough Mirth in our lives. 
 

Mirth, 24 x 36", acrylic on wood panel
Online auction for Canuck Place Children's Hospice

(posted on 2 Nov 2020)

I always look forward to this wonderful fundraising art event in support of Canuck Place Children's Hospice. 
The Mountain Galleries and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler partner to make this a very special event.


Here's a little glimpse progress shot of my piece being created specifically for their online auction. 
The online auction goes live Nov. 26 and closes Jan. 3/21. 
https://www.32auctions.com/treesofhope2020
 

(posted on 22 Oct 2020)

The Best of Acrylic, AcrylicWorks 7 edition is hot off the press.
Spirit Bear 1, 24 x 36" was accepted into this international art competition. Such an honor to be chosen and included. 

(posted on 17 Oct 2020)

Zooming an art demo with the Art Guild of Scarborough via Zoom. 
A warm, friendly group, and the evening went very smoothly. 


(posted on 25 Jul 2020)

Bear sightings in Gallery 8!
The gallery is beautiful and a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. 

  
 

 

(posted on 15 Jun 2020)

Being furloughed for the past few months, I picking up a skill I misplaced decades ago. Brushed off the old sewing machine, and made 3D masks for my family. Stay tuned because there's plenty on my easel. 

(posted on 13 May 2020)

A wonderful surprise, and grateful for my Federation of Canadian Artist Honourable Mention award.
I'll continue to strive to create art that is distinctive and unique.

 

(posted on 29 Mar 2020)

Sit back and enjoy! I had fun creating with the help of my in-house film specialist,
 this video showcasing "Rainforest Spirits". Stay healthy one and all!

 

 

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