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Eric Francis

Eric Francis

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    I paint because I have to. There are images that live in my mind until I paint them. The canvas represents an amazing world within itself. It's edges are blurred away & what you see is a whole and complete universe that has emerged from my imagination.The process begins when I see a certain something. My senses become quickened. I'm inspired again & the entire painting is completed in a matter of seconds. The system is always the same, but the results are always different. It's like getting into a car and driving to a different lovely place everyday. I mostly do portraits but anything can be a potential muse.Lately my work has been dedicated to teaching. Its something I said I'd never do, but I really love it. Teaching is a response to questions I get asked. Several years ago I began recording myself painting & puting videos on youtube. Many of the comments expressed the idea that they could never paint that good. We won't all reach a high level of profeiceincy but painting is something most people can do.
  • Resume

    To teach realistic portrait painting/ to teach the basic techniques of applying acrylic paint/ to teach the artist way of seeing Qualifications
    I’ve been a fine artists most of my life. I teach a courses via the internet and do some private tutoring. I’ve create over 50 tutorial videos that are online and they have over 530,000 views. I have also been interviewed about acrylic painting.  Work History
    2003 to 2004, line cook, Zoom Kitchen
    Prepare food, clean kitchen, costumer service, work the register2004 to 2005, bank teller, LaSalle Bank
    Service ATMs, customer service, telemarketing, sell bank products, safe accounting2004 to 2011, security/ manager/ bartender, Howl at The Moon
    Clean, maintain a safe/happy environment patron, dancing, count safe, scheduling, hiring, open/ close shop, book keeping, counting liquor, advertising, serving liquor, counting register, cashier, sell merchandise2011 to Now, professional fine artist, Self-Employed
    Book keeping, portrait painting, landscape painting, still lifes, muralist, teaching fine arts.  Education
    1995 to 1997, A.A. In General Studies, SUS1998 to 2003, B.A. in Studio Painting, Centenary College References
    Bruce Allen, Professor of Art
    Chair, Department of Art and Visual Culture, 318-834-0947Stanley Francis, Great Entertainment, 318-834-2069


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