The Fine Art of Frances F. Wilson
Frances Foster Wilson was born in Carlsbad, NM. From an early age, she had a great love of drawing. She attended two years of Art School in San Jose and San Francisco with courses in Education as a more practical approach to life following that. She taught in both a rural one room school house, the public schools in Carlsbad and as a student teacher in San Francisco.
Studying under Rodrick Mead in Carlsbad she learned oil painting at the side of a master painter and artist. Moving to San Francisco later in life, she obtained a degree in Art and Education from San Francisco State College. She went on to exhibit her work in the San Francisco Bay Area, obtaining awards for her lively paintings full of movement and light. Frances explored printmaking with Apple Tree Press while living for a time in San Mateo, California.
Upon the retirement of her husband, Page, they return to Carlsbad. She went on to create art through a long lifetime and has left immediate, colorful impressions of people and places as a legacy.
In the Studio