Fran Decker Key West Artist

Key West artist Fran Decker's paintings

Fran Decker's paintings
Fran at(305) 849-1581

Fran Decker's colorful acrylic paintings capture the flavor of the Florida Keys. Key West landmarks, the sea, conch houses, and tropical still lifes are her favorite subjects, but she also enjoys experimenting and trying different things. Some special projects have involved a book cover for the novel "Sand Dollar" , Pieces of Eight and Chambered Nautilus, and a CD cover for "This is the Life". Fran is happy to paint custom artwork and commission projects. Past projects include a restored church, houses, favorite bars and restaurants, and a wedding. You can find her around town painting, as she is a founding member of the Key West Plein Air Painters, who meet every Wednesday to paint.

Fran's artwork can be found in various galleries and shops around Key West. She has exhibited in local art festivals, notably Old Island Days Art Festival and Pigeon Key Art Festival. Fran has been painting since her teens and has taken numerous local art classes. Mentored by Judi Bradford, she started selling her art in 2000. She is currently studying with Jim Salem. Fran has been a member of the Key West Art Center since 2004. She and Judi along with four other artists opened a new gallery, 1100 SoDu in 2007. In November 2010, Fran opened her own gallery, Frangipani Gallery, featuring the fine art of Fran Decker and her friends. SoDu merged with Frangipani in 2017, then Frangipani closed in 2019, allowing Fran to do more painting and less bookkeeping. Fran's art can be found at the Key West Art Center, Guild Hall Gallery,, and at her home studio Galerie au Garage by appointment.

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