FrancesFolkArt

Mixed Media Folk Art Paintings, & Figures

Port Orford, Oregon | 48 Sales

FrancesFolkArt

Mixed Media Folk Art Paintings, & Figures

Port Orford, Oregon 48 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Oh, Look! The holidays are upon us!
Hope you enjoy browsing my original handmade Folk Art Paintings, Figures & Story Objects, made from found objects plus wood, paperclay and acrylic, here, on my webpage, www.cherylfrances.com, and my facebook page, www.facebook.com-francesfolkart.
Thanks for stopping by; If you'd like to see more or place a custom order, please message me. Have a great day!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 14, 2018

Oh, Look! The holidays are upon us!
Hope you enjoy browsing my original handmade Folk Art Paintings, Figures & Story Objects, made from found objects plus wood, paperclay and acrylic, here, on my webpage, www.cherylfrances.com, and my facebook page, www.facebook.com-francesfolkart.
Thanks for stopping by; If you'd like to see more or place a custom order, please message me. Have a great day!

Cheryl Frances

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About

Welcome to The Fun House!

My studio is surrounded by the quiet of the mountain desert. Inside, I am immersed in a riot of colors, objects, folk art and music, and it's anything but quiet.

FAQ's

Q: How long have you made art?
A: Even longer than I can remember! I drew and made things as a child, studied art through grad school, and have played at being a working artist as long as I've been a grown-up. My first commercially successful body of work was called "Spoonfolk," and I changed media after returning from Peace Corps service in 2009. My newest work is what you see here. What was the question?

Q: What processes are involved in the making of your art?
A: I begin by scavenging interesting objects from anywhere I find them: rummage sales, thrift stores, on the street. At times, an object or material may inspire a concept, or vise versa. Then I combine objects in ways that represent my ideas.
The construction part involves grinding and sanding wood bits, connecting objects with adhesives, nails or screws, and sculpting details with paperclay. I then prime them with gesso, and finally, give them their personalities with paint and other embellishments.
Most importantly, I have fun every step of the way!

Q: When did you first tear the head off of a doll?
A: As a child, I had a shoebox-full of Barbie heads that I popped off and onto my 2 bodies. As an adult, I started using doll parts in my art after reading Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" in which the protagonist tears a doll apart to learn "where beauty resides." My goal is to find out where imagination resides!
I also love using other vintage found objects and feel their previous use and the nostalgia that provokes add to the personal significance of each piece.

Q: How do you get your ideas?
A: They come to me when I'm asleep, when I'm awake, when I'm with friends, when I read, think, go places, play with children, and pet kitties.
I especially like using wordplay, making narrative dioramas and literal imagery out of metaphors and proverbs.

Q: What do I do with these?
A: FrancesFolk are fun little friends, meant to keep you company anywhere you wish: peeking out of of a cupboard in the kitchen, on your desk at the office, on a windowsill in the bedroom, on a bookshelf, on the nightstand, on the dashboard, in your studio . . . Wherever you, or a friend, need inspiration or a smile (that is, everywhere!)

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  • Cheryl Frances

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I made art of all sorts as a child, then went on to study it through graduate school. All phases of making interest me: coming up with ideas, searching out materials, and combining them in ways that inspires happiness and incites kindness.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 19, 2016
Greetings! I make things I hope will create smiles & provoke kindness . . . Enjoy!

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Returns and exchanges
My photos & descriptions represent my items honestly, and I trust you will be happy with your items!
If you are not, for any reason, please let me know, and we will surely resolve the issue!
Payment
You may pay with credit and debit cards, and Etsy gift cards, all through Etsy Direct Checkout.
Shipping
I ship only within the US, via USPS First Class, insured. Costs are listed with each item.
I will keep in touch with you when the item has been shipped, usually within a day or two after receiving the order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me if you would like a custom order.
I am able to do wholesale on certain items, so let me know if you are interested..
All pieces are original, copyright the artist, and may not be reproduced in any form without my express permission.