"Art is something to grow old with where the older you get the more you grow."
I am in the Autumn of my years with many life experiences with which to share. My art is an abstract vision of how I feel about a subject, a life experience, a new creation. I love the act of abstracting realism in order to convey my feelings toward a special subject matter.
I love experimental art, where I have the liberty & the tools to create more personalized artwork using found objects, collage papers that I create, all types of mixed media i.e., acrylics, watercolor, gouache, inks, marble dust, etc. that I add to my work to give the feeling of texture, dimension, depth, and more.
I also love brilliant colors; colors that help tell a story, that add warmth, coolness, freshness, excitement, movement, beauty, & beyond. My hope is that I am able to convey those feelings on canvas to you.
YOU WILL NEVER BE BORED, DEPRESSED, OR LAZY WHEN YOU DISCOVER THE MAGICAL WORLD OF ART; ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
Mary Fran is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society, an exhibiting member of The Brandon Artist Guild (Brandon, VT), The Chaffee Art Center (Rutland, VT), Southern Vermont Arts Center (Manchester, VT), Stone Valley Arts Center (Poultney, VT), Compass Music & Art Center, Brandon, VT), The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center (West Rutland, VT); as well as The Society of Vermont Craftsmen, The Rutland Arts Alliance, The Vermont Crafts Council, & The Vault in Springfield, VT.
She organizes classes for local artists & was the Show Coordinator at the Chaffee Art Center for the Vermont Watercolor Society; was a member of the Palette Committee for Brandon's Palettes of Vermont project & Brandon Rocks Again Fund Raiser; juried local art exhibits and served on haffee Art Committees and the Vermont Watercolor Society's Exhibition Committee.
Mary Fran Lloyd has studied the art of watercolor, acrylic, mixed-media & collage with well-known and gifted artists: Robert Frick. Peter Huntoon, Cheng-Khee Chee, Tom Lynch, Frank Webb, Tony Couch, Skip Lawrence, Arnie Westerman, Pat Dews, Robert O'Brien, Linda Kemp, Fred Lower, Jeannie Podolak, Robert Burridge, Jeanne Carbonetti, Mary Alice Braukman, Alvaro Castagnet, Fran Bull, Steve Aimone, Fran Skiles, Jane Davies and Richard Weis.
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2018 stART Space Autumn Show Manchester, Vermont
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