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.”
"Ortygia" and "Siracusa"
acrylic and ink/ gel transfers on canvas
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Habitat for Humanity Spring Show - "Creative Energy"
Habitat for Humanity
3501 N. Mountain Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719
Artist Reception Friday April 20, 2018
Show runs through October, 2018
"Day Changer" and "The Swimmer"
acrylic on canvas in the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) "Time Travel" juried show at the Murphy Gallery, St. Phillips Church
4440 N. Campbell Avenue
Show runs May 6, 2018 through July 20,2018
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
The String Section Honorable Mention in the juried 49th Annual Show of
the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
Tucson, February 2017