Paintings by Fran McNeely
 

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Orchestra Series

 
 
 
The String Section
30"x22"
The String Section Too
30"x22"
 
Percussion
30"x22"
 
The Woodwinds
30"x22"
 
Brass
30"x22"
Irish Harp
14 "x22"

 

 
 
 
 

Looking Back on Japan

 
 
 
Shinkansen
30"x22"
Marui
22"x30"
 
Uma
22"x30"
 
Sumida River
22"x30"
 

 
 
 
 

Arizona Images

 

 
 
 
Kachina Kinda
15"x22"
A Trio of Gatherers
11"x15"
 
Whirling Pots
15"x11"
 
Fire on the Mountain
15"x22"
 
 

Buildings/Structures

River City
 
THe House Down The Street
 
   
River City
30"x22"
Bergen Harbor
7.5"x15"
 
The House Down the Street
22"x15"
 
Ortygia
8"x8"
 
Siracusa
8"x8"
 

Landscapes

Spirit Scape
North Shore
   
 
Spirit Scape
30"x22"
North Shore
24"x24"
 
En Busca de Agua
11"x14"
 
Persimmon Water
9"x12"
 
Purple Canyon
22"x30"
     
 
Looking Down
22"x15"
Conferring with the Clouds
24"x24"
 
 
 

Figurative

Royalty
Two Votes Here
 
Facing You
 
Gele Gaze
 
Royalty
22"x30"
Two Votes Here
22"x30"
 
Facing You
22"x30"
 
Gele Gaze
22"x30"
 
The Swimmer
15 "x30"
A Study of Friends
 
  Self Portrait  
The Bad Boy
12"x12"
Photo Friends
22"x15"
 
Mia Zia
15"x22"
 
Self Portrait
11"x14"
 
King Friday
22 "x30"

 

 
     
The Dancer
15"x15"
New Age Scarecrow
22"x15"
 
 
 

Floral/Still Life

Vessels
 
Spilling Forth
 
 
Geraniums on a Swing
20"x16"
Vessels
24"x24"
 
Spilling Forth
15"x22"
 
Tripodi
15"x22"
 

Political

 
 
 
America You Broke My Heart
22"x15"
Star Spangled Blunder
15"x22"
 
Complicity
30"x22"
 
Barrio?Palermo?USA?
20"x30"
 
 
 
 
A-Frayed
11"x15"
Resist
11"x15"
 
360 Border View
11"x15"
 
 

Sea Scapes

Deasert Sea
Little Creek Cove
 
Into the Deep Blue I
 
Into the Deep Blue II
 
Desert Sea
20"x20"
Little Creek Cove
10"x10"
 
Into the Deep Blue I
22"x15"
 
Into the Deep Blue II
22"x15"
 
Joe's View
24"x24"

Pure Abstracts

 
 
 
Super Bird
24"x24"
Pescado
15"x22"

 
My Abstract Heart
21"x30"
 
 

Artist Statement

Self Portrait

Fran McNeely is a signature member of both the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Fran paints both abstract and representational pieces that strive to engage the viewer to spend time looking at a painting. Often a viewer will react immediately to a painting based on color preferences or familiarity with a subject. But a painting is much more than a viewer saying “I like the colors or I like seascapes.” A painting will engage the viewer with seeking to analyze the shape, form, design, and color of a piece, and also the feelings that might arise---all part of the elements used to create a unique work of abstract art. Georgia O’Keeffe said it best----“Nothing is less real than realism.”

Contact Fran McNeely at: famcneely@comcast.net

Copyright Fran McNeely; All Rights Reserved

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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"Ortygia" and "Siracusa"
acrylic and ink/ gel transfers on canvas
in the

Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA)
Habitat for Humanity Spring Show - "Creative Energy"
at

Habitat for Humanity
3501 N. Mountain Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719


Show runs through October, 2018
 

 

 

 

 

 

   
Ortygia
8"x8"
Siracusa
8"x8"
 
 
 
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"King Friday" and "Percussion"
watercolors in the
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA)
"Visual Music: From Bach to Rock" juried show at the
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Offices
2175 N. 6th Avenue
Tucson
Artist Reception 12:30 - 2:30pm, Sunday, September 16, 2018
Show runs through January, 2019

 

 

 

   
King Friday
22"x30"
Percussion
30"x22"
 
 
 
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"Conferring with the Clouds"
watercolor in the

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous International Exhibition
at
The Spinning Plate Gallery
5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Artist Reception 5:00 - 9:00pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Show runs through October 27, 2018
 


 
   
 
Conferring with the Clouds
30"x22"
 
 
 
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Complicity
Honorable Mention
in the
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA)
Juried show The Persuasion of Art at the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Tucson, June 2017




   
Complicity
30"x22"
           
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The String Section
Honorable Mention
in the juried 49th Annual Show of
the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild

Tucson, February 2017

       
The String Section
22"x30"
 
 
 
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Sumida River
22"x30"
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Desert Sea
First Place Award
in the
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA)
juried fall, 2016 show at
Habitat for Humanity

 
 
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Desert Sea
20"x20"
 
 
 
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Happy Yellow
22"x30"

 
 
 
               
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High School Renunion
     
High School Reunion
22"x30"

 
 
 
               
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Abstract Bleu
     
Abstract Bleu
20"x20"

 
 
 
               
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Self Portrait
 

Self Portrait
5th Place Overall and 3rd Place Painting and Other
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
Figurative Art Competition– May 2014

   
Self Portrait
11"x14"

 
 
 
               
 
North Shore
     
North Shore
24"x24"

 
 
 
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Into the Deep Blue
     
Into the Deep Blue
30"x22"

 
 
 
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River City
 

 

 

River City
Merchants Award Winner

Arizona Watercolor Association - May 2015
and
Honorable Mention
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
CityScapes Art Exhibition – July 2013

   
River City
30"x22"

 

 
 
 
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Facing You
 
   
Facing You
22"x30"
 
 
 
 

 

 

Contact Fran McNeely at: famcneely@comcast.net

Copyright Fran McNeely; All Rights Reserved

   
 
 
 
 
       

 

 

   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

   

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   

 
 
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
         
   
 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 

   

 
 
 
 
 

 

   
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 



       
   
 
 
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