Let me introduce myself. My name is Frances Mary Pflanz and I am a self-taught artist since 2008. I was raised, educated, married and had my first son in Chicago, Illinois, We moved to upper New York when I was 6 months pregnant with my second son. It was there in New York when I became drawn to history especially the primitive folk art people used to decorate their homes. I became a serious quilter while living on the East Coast which is a beautiful art form and a way to express one's creativity. I also, over the years, dabbled in wood carving, needle point, crewel work, ornament making, sewing and serious gardening. In 1982, we moved to Wisconsin due to my husband's second promotion with his company. We built a home in rural Genesee, WI, where we raised our two sons. It was the winter of 2008 that actually pushed me into watercolor, pastels and eventually oil painting. Most of my influence comes from being a devoted grandmother, an avid gardener, dog lover and just creating something that is visually appealing for the eyes. My style has developed through the years. I refer to it as contemporary folk art traditionalism.
Over the last 8 years through the support of my husband and friends, I have been fortunate in selling over 40 paintings to private collectors throughout the U.S. and Mexico. I use only top grade (archival) art supplies so that if properly framed and hung, my art will last well into the next generation and more.