Fran started oil painting at the age of 18 and continued with that medium for a number of years. During her teacher training degree she majored in art and studied many different media and styles of 2D and 3D work.
For some years after that full time work and family commitments limited time available for painting.
In 1999 she went on a watercolour painting trip to Italy led by Melbourne artist Robert Wade and has been concentrating on that medium since.
Fran has lived overseas for a number of years and has sketched and painted in many European locations.
Fran loves to paint ‘en plein air’.