gallery about purchase upcoming appearances

Florals, scenes of Boston, seascapes, and landscapes


florals and scenes of Europe on cardboard, paper and canvas


mixed media watercolor and pastel
seascapes and florals


children's books
pet portraiture


IRIS Giclée prints of Francesca's earlier florals and seascapes













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What's New?

Francesca has been busy this summer expanding her use of different media and abstraction. Sample photos will be added soon. Stay tuned!

Francesca continues teaching watercolor at the South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens (SNCARC).

"Teaching at SNCARC has been one of my most rewarding experiences. The fun of painting, with no judgement of RIGHT or WRONG, develops true communication, between everyone in the class" FD




"The effort needed to see things without distortion takes something like courage; and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at life as though he saw it for the first time: he has to look at life as he did when he was a child, and if he loses that faculty, he cannot express himself in an original, that is, a personal way" -- Matisse

Matisse says it so beautifully. When I work, all the memories and images from childhood to my present, wish to be expressed through my paintings. Directness, boldness and a desire to make the spirit free are most important to me.


                                                      --Francesca D'Elia