"Interior spaces, landscape, the intertwining of flora and fauna, provide the framework for my paintings. The canvases are vividly colored, intensely patterned, and lavishly painted. "My paintings are extremely physical, with layer upon layer of heavily bodied pigment. It is this celebration of paint that fuels my imagery. My palette is one of color as light. The large format allows for the inclusion of the viewer as a presence within the landscape. At first glance, the repetitive forms may be obscured by their complexity of the pattern, but upon close inspection images become clear and their meanings revealed.". Francis’s paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad. Read more.