Nancy Franke

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Franke-Les Tulipes en Cachepot
Franke-Les Tulipes en Cachepot $3,600.00
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Franke- Dreaming in Color
Franke- Dreaming in Color $3,250.00
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Franke - We Make Beautiful Music
Franke - We Make Beautiful Music $2,350.00
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Franke - Gift from My Heart
Franke - Gift from My Heart $1,750.00
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Franke - Les Imberts
Franke - Les Imberts $1,475.00
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Franke - Cousteller
Franke - Cousteller $1,300.00
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Franke - Colors of Summer, Maine
Franke - Colors of Summer, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Down to the Sea, Maine
Franke - Down to the Sea, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Early Clouds, Maine
Franke - Early Clouds, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Grey Light, Maine
Franke - Grey Light, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Simple Retreat, Maine
Franke - Simple Retreat, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Soft Colors, Maine
Franke - Soft Colors, Maine $975.00
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Franke - Sunlit Cottage, Maine
Franke - Sunlit Cottage, Maine $975.00
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Franke - En Plein Aire (Mt. Sainte Victoire)
Franke - En Plein Aire (Mt. Sainte Victoire) $975.00
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Franke - Ciel de Provence
Franke - Ciel de Provence $975.00
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Franke - Sunstreams
Franke - Sunstreams Sold - $0.00
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Franke - My Cottage by the Sea
Franke - My Cottage by the Sea Sold - $0.00
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Franke - French Bleu
Franke - French Bleu Sold - $0.00
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Franke-Soft Harmony
Franke-Soft Harmony Sold - $0.00
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Franke - Dream Weavers
Franke - Dream Weavers Sold - $0.00
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Franke - Abundant Love
Franke - Abundant Love Sold - $0.00
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Franke - Eventide, Maine
Franke - Eventide, Maine Sold - $0.00
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Franke - Somewhere in Time
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Franke - Mirror Images
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About the artist

Nancy Franke began painting as a child in Pennsylvania, studying under Glenn Brougher, a noted watercolorist. She majored in Fine Arts at Wilson College and received her master’s degree in Art History at the University of North Carolina. A member of Oil Painters of America, Franke has studied with noted national painters such as Kenn Backhaus, Tom Browning, Kim English, Gregg Kreutz, Sherrie McGraw, Joseph Paquet, Ron Rencher, and Brian Stewart. Prominent working artists of influence are Richard Schmid, Scott Burdick, and Kevin MacPherson.

Franke focuses on still life and figurative paintings, although she has also done some wonderful landscapes and pet portraits as well. With the looseness and spontaneity of her technique, Franke’s paintings are warm, inviting and intimate. Her own wonderful sense of style and taste is reflected in her subject matter and the compositions are interesting, spontaneous and a little rough around the edges. It is this edginess that keeps her paintings fresh and energetic, just like the artist herself.

Franke says, “I seek to capture the flow of light in a lively and fresh manner. I paint primarily from life, and enjoy the challenge of catching the moment.” She has participated in numerous group shows and her paintings are in many private collections. Nancy has been invited to participate in the Quinlan Art Center Members’ Show in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008. Most recently, she was awarded Signature status by Oil Painters of America, and she has had a piece selected for their National Oil Painters of America exhibit since 2006, which is quite an honor, as they only take 200 paintings from U.S., Canada and Mexico out of over 1,000 submissions each year. In 2011, Nancy was selected as one of 45 Juried Finalists for the American Women Artist’s Juried show, out of a pool of 1200.