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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Closing reception at Picture Framer in Cheshire

The Picture Framer Artshack Gallery
96 Elm St., Hartford, (203) 272-2500
Fran Bolton
May., 2008
Closing reception: Sat., May. 31, 3—5 p.m.

Press release

During the month of May the Picture Framer's Artshack Gallery will feature the artwork of Cheshire resident, Fran Bolton.

The exhibit features a wide variety of mediums and styles, all very professionally executed. Bolton says she was "marinated" in the arts as a young child by her mother, an accomplished artist, who has sold and exhibited internationally. Fran decided to take her own painting to the next level when she moved to Cheshire eight years ago. Since then, she has been studying under many local artists. Her subject matter runs the full spectrum of landscapes, architecture, seascapes, portraits, wildlife, pets, birds and still-life. She describes her style as "representational with bold colors."

Born in Uganda, East Africa to British parents, she traveled extensively with her family throughout East Africa and grew to love the people and the wildlife they discovered in sometimes remote areas. Her family eventually settled in Australia.

Many years later, bitten by the travel bug she traveled around the world visiting more African countries, Asia and Europe. Bolton captures her travels and moments of interest with her camera. Many of those subjects, a radiant sunset, a close-up of wildlife or an intriguing face serve as reference for her paintings.

An artist reception is planned for the show's closing date, Sat., May 31, from 3—5. This reception is free and open to the public.


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