Eva Francis

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Bird on wire

Bird on wire

encaustic (wax, resin, oil) on birch panel

10x10in

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Burrard II

Burrard II

encaustic (wax, resin, oil) on birch panel

30x30in

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Storm Passing Burrard Inlet

Storm Passing Burrard Inlet

Mixed media on board

30x30in

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Tofield Alberta

Tofield Alberta

Mixed media on board

24x48in

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Eva Francis

Eva Francis

Artist Statement:

I live by the ocean at the edge of the Pacific Northwest temperate rain forest. I love the beauty of this place, in any weather. I spend a lot of time outdoors on the hiking trails of Vancouver’s North Shore and out on the water. My observations of the natural landscape compel me to distill this in my paintings.

Since 2013 I have used wax as my medium of choice. There are unique challenges to this medium, which often result in many trials. When I am successful, it feels wonderful, like there is no other way I would like to paint. 

I am usually working on a number of paintings simultaneously - small panels where I will try out an idea or a new method, and then larger panels where the size gives me a chance to expand on the image. My current work relates to the local landscape.

The climate - seen as fog, clouds and rain - literally holds the colours that I am painting. The bridge, freighters and seaplanes are my icons.


Biography:

Eva Francis is a contemporary West Coast landscape painter. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba, and studied Communication Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Born and raised in the interior of British Columbia, she pursued a career in graphic design.

After raising three daughters with her husband and moving to cities such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, and Strasbourg, France, Eva returned to making paintings.

It was at a gallery in Banff, Alberta, where she first saw a painting using wax, then at a number of galleries in Europe where they were labelled as mixed media. Intrigued, she did some research on the internet and found some workshops in the US. Since then she has taken part in a number of shows on the North Shore, Vancouver and Salt Spring Island.

You can find Eva in her garden studio in West Vancouver most days working on panels large and small; after she has gone on a hike or snowshoe on the North Shore Mountains. Her windows look out on the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) and Gulf Islands where freighters, seaplanes and flocks of crows are seen on their daily commute.