Fran Beallor: Frogs, Memories, Encounters

NY Artist Fran Beallor: Leap Frog

I am very excited to quote Fran Beallor:

“I love frogs. I have childhood memories of summers in the country, falling asleep to the sound of bullfrogs croaking, watching them leap as our rowboat came towards them in the pond. As a still life painter, I collect many objects and figurines to use in my paintings, among them – frogs!

Later in my career, I became intrigued by the idea of creating still lifes that were not so still. My series, Accidental Encounters, began with paintings of objects falling through space. I include toys in the compositions to fit the light mood, as well as reflective vases. I like to paint my surroundings in the shiny, curved surfaces.

One of my favorite paintings from the series is Leap Frog. The little hanging frog figurine literally leaps up in the air, as the other frogs look on, green with envy! People really responded to Leap Frog and since it sold quickly, I decided to create a fine art print, sometimes called a “giclée” ** to show in my upcoming solo exhibition in Chelsea”.

Accidental Encounters
Guild Gallery ll
119 9th Avenue (between 17th & 18th Streets) NYC 10011
November 29, 2012 – February 23, 2013

Opening Reception Thursday, November 29, 6-7:30pm
Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-6pm
Saturdays / December 15, January 26 & February 23 / 1-4pm
& by appt. 212-864-7465

Meet the Artist – Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

In conjunction with the solo show, Fran Beallor will be hosting a Third Annual Open Studio Event:
Saturday & Sunday December 1 & 2, 1:00 -5:00 pm
839 West End Avenue #6F / enter on West 101st St.
New York City 10025     212-864-7465

Join Fran for a cup of wine or cider & a snack, browse through her bins.
She will show her infamous potato drawings, just back from the Islip Museum

Check out Fran’s work at her recently updated website:
www.franbeallor.com

Take a look at Fran’s “Artist’s Profile” video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x42a65rHjmk

One thought on “Fran Beallor: Frogs, Memories, Encounters

  1. What is it about frogs—-they are so endearing. Maybe we envy their ability to sit very patiently for so long, and then leap away! I enjoyed your description of your work and what you think about as you’re doing it. Looking forward to seeing your new show!

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