Welcome to my website!
I have been an artist most of my life. Starting at a young age living in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, drawing and painting became a passion for me. Even though I have little formal training, I have been determined to learn various techniques through trial and error; failing and succeeding; following other artists I love; reading articles and just by trusting in my own instincts.
I have, over the past 20 years, used pencil and charcoal as my medium creating very realistic art pieces. I have also published three limited edition prints in pencil “High Browns”, “Proudly Canadian” and “Parade Ready”.
I have created numerous commissioned works for a variety of clients in both pencil and acrylic mediums.
My acrylic paintings are a looser, less rule based style that I will call “Abstract Realism”. As opposed to the grayscale of pencil and charcoal, I now work in bright vibrant opaque acrylics. I live in Campbell River, British Columbia and this area has so many beautiful scenic places. Because this is in my backyard, I decided to work on a series of west coast paintings (acrylic on canvas). I love working with these vibrant colors nature provides us. They are never boring; are ever changing with the seasons and lift my mood when I pass by what I have created hanging on the walls of my home.
My art style is to work on delineating the colours that nature provides. It is a way to see colors as you do not see them naturally with the eye. As the photographer Platon has stated….”I am stripping things down, simplifying its elements….stripping the unnecessary away so that you only see what is necessary”.
Art is just the creation of how one person sees the world. You can either love it or hate it. It either creates an emotion or it does not. My artistic talent is truly a gift given by God and that is why I take my work seriously and know that it gives me purpose and it is what I am supposed to be doing.
I trust that you ended up on my website because you either know me or have seen my work. I hope that by being here you have a little more insight as to who I am as an artist. I also hope that I have inspired you!
So, again, Welcome! Enjoy! I am happy you came for a visit and please feel free to visit again in the future as more works are created!
Note: Images of the original artwork can be viewed by clicking on the “original acrylic paintings” tab at the top of this page. Limited edition prints of my acrylic paintings are printed on acid-free Epson Velvet Fine Art paper, individually numbered and signed. Prints can be purchased framed or unframed. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Art cards will be added to the website soon!
To arrange for a purchase or if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact me through the “contact” tab above or by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also sell smaller unframed prints of my artwork on Etsy.ca under TrishLaFranceArt.
Please note: All artwork is copyright protected.