Raised in Long Beach, California, Francine Kohn has a love of water, bright colors and vibrant energy. She paints how to successfully ride the waves ofturbulence now and in the future. Painting is her first language, color her first love. Francine sees life in colored energy patterns and uses the convergence of matter and spirit to create her art form.
At first mind-blowing her acrylic and oil paintings are dynamic explosions of colors and rhythms becoming waves of passion and power. Images appear to move across the surface. Each work shows successfully mastering this ever changing, merging reality through universal human experiences and perception. This personal bridging to the eternal rhythms of the Universe she calls "Evolutionary Paintings, Moving Pictures".
Layers of unique, original glazes and impastos create original, flickering and shimmering colors. The effect is an ever-changing scene of luminous shapes and surfaces appearing to move and to glow at different viewing angles and distances. Her influences are the potential of the individual, Nichiren's Buddhism, Hindustani music, metaphysics, personal growth and technology. These vibrant and organic works are the space where art, science, spirituality, and magic come alive.…Read More
Francine Kohn paints visually stunning images that move across the canvas. Her works are exhibited nationally and collected internationaly.
She also creates and delivers innovative, participatory art environments for the individual to explore and to express who they are and to find meaning in their lives. Her art adventures can take a variety of skillful crafted forms with a frequent emphasis on painting, writing, movement, guided journeys and digital media. Her work frequently makes intimately personal experiences universally accessible. While in the art adventure individuals recognize differences within themselves and others and at the same time realize, see our interconnectedness through our mindful collaboration. Francine’s teaching practice involves diverse communities in dialogue to generate experiences of reflection and insight. She has taught in all academic levels in a variety of projects. Multicultural and multigenerational her community focused partnerships in the SF Bay Area.…Read More
Art & art history at the College of Marin; Hindustanivocal music with Dr. Ali Akbar Khan; studio work withArt Holman, Color Field painter with independent studyof metaphysics, art education, computers andWeb/Internet.Palm Springs Desert Museum, 32nd Annual NationalJuried Show, juror: Ann Philbin, Director, UCLA/HammerMuseum, Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A. Falkirk Cultural Center,Annual Juried Exhibition,juror: Ruth Braunstein,Braunstein/Quay Gallery, SanRafael, CA , U.S.A.,…Read More