Born and raised on the New England coast Fran's fascination and respect for the ocean were pre-destined. From the coast of Portugal to New England her family has strong ties to the sea. While pursuing her degree in fine arts from Southeastern Massachusetts University, she generated an income from commissioned portraits domestically and abroad. 

 

Fran put her passion for art on hold while raising her family and pursuing a lucrative career in corporate banking. She always maintained her contact with the water while choosing professional advancement opportunities.  From a lake home in Ohio to a high rise on Lake Michigan to the coast of Florida, Fran maintained contact with the waterfront community. 

 

She achieved her goal of returning to her art career and now incorporates her artistic background into the interaction of people, water and coastal wildlife. Her interpretation of this relationship is now the identify of Vilano Beach Florida and has become popular with collectors in the region. 

Fran's art can be purchased at Metalartz in downtown St. Augustine, FL or you can contact her personally. See information on the contact page.