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MY NAME IS MARY FRAN and I reside in Oregon. 



MY NAME IS MARY FRAN ANDERSON and I reside in Oregon.


Every day I am excited about making art! I even dream about it at night! 

Specifically, I am in love with any water media type art on various substrates. 


My paintings combine lively color with scenes of people, buildings, and landscapes. 


I often add color where it doesn’t originally exist in the subject manner. 


I like to incorporate texture through the use of various tools, brushstrokes, and paper. 


My application of the use of line in various shapes and sizes with solid shapes in between, give my paintings a feeling of energy and movement. 


Inspired by light and color, Mary Fran Anderson pursues places, both real and imaginary as the basis for her paintings. Her most successful art emerges from designing a painting that minimizes the use of local color and instead uses color and light to emphasize the feeling of the painting. 


Mary Fran Anderson graduated with a master's degree from Portland State University. Further study has included watercolor classes and workshops in Chicago and the Northwest. 


Shows have included the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Spring Show, Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Shows, the Watercolor Society of Oregon spring and fall shows, and the Women of Watercolor (WOW) spring and fall shows. 

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