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