Fran Bailey

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About the Artist

     My entire formal education took place at MacDonald Campus, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC. Since then I have lived in Quebec City, Toronto, Hudson, Vancouver Island and now here near Vankleek Hill. My earliest experience of art as a special activity was the Saturday morning classes with Miss Elizabeth Jaques. I was six.

     The rest of my art education continued over the years in an unplanned casual manner. Along the way I was lucky enough to have studied with Gino Lorcini, who taught me the importance of negative space, and with Lesley Coppold, whose mantra was " I can't teach you how to paint but I can teach you how to see."  These lessons I try to pass along to my own students.

     When I visit someone's home I first look at what is hanging on their walls to find out what is important to the owners. A painting is a bit of captured time, slightly or completely abstracted by the artist. The subject matter is less important than the manner of its expression.  

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