Megan Frances

Fleur de Lys 14 (Flowers)
Acrylic on found textile 9 x 9 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 13 (Triptych Windows)
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 37.25 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 12 (Leaves)
Acrylic on found textile 9 x 9 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 11 (Soulful Night)
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 12 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 10 (Sunset View through Two Windows)
Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 9 (View through two windows)
Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 8 (Garden)
Acrylic on found textile 9 x 9 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 7 (Vert)
Acrylic on found textile 9 x 9 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 6 (Le Jardin)
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 5 (Violet)
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 8 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 4 (Blues)
Acrylic on canvas 20 x 10 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 3 (Vista)
Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 2 (after J.M.)
Acrylic on canvas 20 x 10 inches © Megan Frances
Fleur de Lys 1 (en rose)
Acrylic on canvas 12 x 9 inches © Megan Frances

Group Exhibitions

Intangible in Paint
The Loft Art Studios & Galleries
401 South Mesa Street San Pedro, CA 90731US
January 3rd, 2019 - February 28th, 2019
The Pearly Gates Collection: A Celebration of Walter Hopps
Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center
58325 29 Palms Highway Yucca Valley, CA 92284US
November 3rd, 2018 - January 20th, 2019
The Non-Objective Moment
Gallery 825
825 North La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069US
September 8th, 2018 - October 12th, 2018
Korean Cultural Center
5505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
August 17th, 2018 - August 30th, 2018
Hecho a Mano
Gallery 825
825 North La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069US
August 11th, 2018 - August 24th, 2018
Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice
Arena 1 Gallery
3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405
February 22nd, 2018 - March 10th, 2018
Untitled, curated by Paige Wery
Art Share L.A.
801 E 4th Place Los Angeles, CA 90013US
January 10th, 2018 - February 4th, 2018
A Woman's Perspective: Empowering the Female Vision
MRG Fine Art
13453 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91423US
October 14th, 2017 - October 28th, 2017
California Rising
Fabrik Projects Gallery
2636 La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034US
September 9th, 2017 - October 16th, 2017
MAS Attack 13
Torrance Art Museum
3320 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503
November 12th, 2016 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

While primarily abstract, my paintings include symbolic representational subjects. Allusions to landscape and plant forms reflect my passion for nature and the environment. In my current series, I am exploring the Fleur de Lys as a point of departure for composition. Intensely personal, the Fleur de Lys refers to memories of my experience as a young art student in France. My adaptation of the Fleur de Lys is a further abstraction of the classic ancient symbol. Each painting in the series is limited to a select few elements  the Fleur de Lys motif, leaves and derivative shapes. In some of the more recent works, I incorporate a window, as if viewing a garden from indoors.

Integrity of line and composition are paramount concerns in my work. My imagery is drawn and painted freehand with graphite pencil and paintbrush, gauging spacing by sight instead of relying on measuring tools or other devices. Forgoing symmetry, I strive for a sense of balance with a degree of unpredictability. After constructing a motif, I gradually deconstruct it until it becomes unrecognizable. I employ a nuanced two-dimensional effect, building on multiple layers and finishing with a smooth patina.

I developed the foundation of my style and technique while attending art school in Canada and France, but my work is also greatly influenced by my formative years when I lived in the Bahamas. The undiluted light and colors of the sub-tropics infuse my palette. Surrealism, hard edge painting and geometric abstraction inform my approach. 




Posted: 10/11/18
October 2018 (1)