Fran Mann Goodman


Fran Mann Goodman

Fran Mann Goodman is an alumna of Chouinard Art Institute, Ca,  where she studied under the guidance of Robert Chuey in the style of realism. As a student in the 60's, Fran exhibited her paintings, heavily texturized with wall paste, in galleries in Los Angeles and Colts Neck, NJ. After college, Fran brought her artistic skill to the makeup field, where she taught photographic techniques at a renowned modeling agency in Toronto. She then went on to build a thirty-year career inspiring women to see their faces as “art.” Her unique approach, coupled with her workshops, seminars and support groups, earned her national and international recognition. Fran did not paint during those years. Instead she penned a memoir and two screenplays.

In 2013, Fran returned to painting after a bout with Lyme disease left her incapable of writing. Since then, she has been working in the style of Abstract Expressionism, preferring to create mood and emotion over realistic images. Her works, texturized with pastes and gels, are in private collection in New York and Hollywood. Fran is a member of the Morris County Art Association, NY Art Students League and Palm Beach Watercolor Society, She is a Signature Member of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Art Fund Education Chair of the Delray Art League.

Fran taught Abstract Expressionism at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ and has run several community painting projects .


I paint with fervor to breath color and dimension into my canvas with no perceived notion of what the painting will ultimately look like. I do this with the use of layering techniques -- burning a life force into even the smallest structure. My mission is to funnel the observer deep into worlds that transcend the eye.  


Lives and works in Boca Raton, Florida

  • 2014Art Students League, NY
  • 1967Chouinard Art Institute, CA
  • 2016Signature Members Exhibit , Artists Guild Gallery , Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Still Life Exhibit, Chamber of Commerce, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Signature Members Exhibit, Artists' Guild Gallery , Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Art Walk Event, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Art Walk Gallery Exhibit, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Gallery Exhibit, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Autumn Rising, Milagro, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2016Gallery Exhibit, Delray Beach City Hall, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2015Exposure, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015Humana Arcana, Gallery d'Arte, New York, NY
  • 2015Five Senses +1, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2015Summer, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster Township, NJ
  • 2015Gallery Exhibit, MPAC Mayo Performing Arts Center , Morristown, NJ
  • 2014Gallery Exhibit, Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery , Morristown, NJ
  • 2014Art Student's League of New York, Phyliss Harriman Mason Gallery
  • 2013Winter Wonderland, Morris County Art Association, Morristown, NJ