Fran Lucid was the featured artist for May 2015.
After developing an interest in drawing in her early twenties, Fran began taking courses offered in and around Kent County. The births of 5 sons and teaching full time put art on hold until she was in a position to resume taking classes which involved mostly representational art and drawing and painting from the model. When she retired in 2000, Fran furthered her studies by attending the University of Windsor from which she graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Honours Visual Arts.
In 1995, at the Detroit Institute of Art, Fran had a visceral reaction when she saw the works of the Abstract Expressionist prompting her to know that she wanted to do abstract art. She liked not knowing what will emerge on the canvas, painting intuitively, letting her instincts guide her and then striving to make connections between those initial varied marks so that they come together to form a meaningful whole.
“I believe my unconscious and my walks in nature inform my work; conscious and unconscious forces in the psyche playing off each other. What emerges on the canvas has its roots in the deep recesses of my mind, combined with the interplay of my feelings about what I observe in nature, and finally, questions relating to our place in the cosmos.”