Fran Ellisor's classic and eloquent style of painting is sure to capture your heart. Her paintings have won numerous awards in national as well as regional shows. Her paintings are highly collected. She is represented in corporate and private collections in the U. S. and abroad. Fran paints on location outdoors or from life about half of the time. These paintings will be denoted on this website with "en plein air" meaning painted to completion outdoors. All still lifes will be denoted "alla prima" meaning they are painted from life in one session. The remainder are studio paintings, which are painted from studies done on location and from photos, drawings and other information.
Fran Ellisor has been painting the landscape professionally for over twenty years. She spends much of her time painting outdoors on location and working from life. Her style is a painterly realism; her strokes are confident yet spontaneous; her colors are clean and fresh. She is an accomplished figure and portrait painter and is known for her intimate, elegant still lifes.
The subjects of Fran's paintings come from her life and surroundings. She has carried her paintbox from Alaska to Mexico and Guatemala, across the United States and to Spain, France, Italy and Greece. She includes these areas from around the world in her works.
It's not unusual to find this Impressionist painter along one of Texas backroads or creeks, painting what she sees, expressing what she loves. The Texas landscape plays an important role in her paintings including the Hill Country, desert mountains of West Texas, and from the piney woods of East Texas to the lush tropical seaside of the Gulf Coastal areas. You'll likely see her painting anywhere she finds beauty and interesting subjects.