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.”
"The Swimmer" and "Looking Down"
water media/collage and watercolor/ink
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) "Color My World" juried show
SAWG Gallery at the Plaza at Williams Center
5420 E. Broadway Blvd. #240. Tucson, AZ 85711
Artist Reception 5-7pm, Thursday, November 15th
Show runs November 6 through December 2, 2018
"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
Show runs through January, 2019
"Conferring with the Clouds"
watercolor in the
Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous International Exhibition
The Spinning Plate Gallery
5821 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Show runs through October 27, 2018
Conferring with the Clouds
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