Fran Alexander is an emerging Vancouver based painter. Her earliest memory at the age of three was sitting on her grandmother’s knee stringing glass beads, mesmerized by all the colors and the dance of light from their shiny surfaces. Fran carried on her artistic endeavors at the University of British Columbia, graduating as a teacher of art.
Fran has travelled the world, painting passionately in Vancouver through school, teaching art in Toronto, in Luxembourg for nearly a decade, and the rare opportunity of having taught in the Northwest Territories. As a member of the Inuvik Arts and Crafts Council for three years, Fran ardently promoted cultural enrichment in the North. Her presentations at the teachers’ conferences were richly informed by her classroom experience, and composed primarily of Inuvialuit, Gwich’n, and Metis children. Fran has said her time in the “Land of the Midnight Sun” was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.
Having worked hard, travelled the globe, and raised a family, Fran now ekes out more time to spend with her first love, painting. She luxuriates in the time she spends in front of her easel. Fran is an Associate Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Arts, an honor she was awarded this year.