In my intuitive painting process I walked through an old faded door

 allowing it to close behind me, and then opened a new door  to the  unknown.

 To step across the threshold, I needed to let go of my plans and goals-

- simply to walk up to a canvas and begin painting. This radical departure

from my former approach was exciting at first. But in the middle,

 it felt like I was being deluged by chaos. I wanted to flee from the painting.

There was a need to find the courage and faith to continue.

Color and shapes lost their former roles as descriptors of objects

 and took on new life as flow and expressiveness.

The development of my art echoes my spiritual journey through life.

If I trust the goodness of life, it has always led me to a to a place of resolution and contentment.

  Lately my muse took another twist and  is prompting me to release the work to complete itself

in an open ended synergy with all of life where mystery is still intact.



I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art,

and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Corporate collections:
 

Mastercard, New York, New York

The Palacio Del Rio Hilton Hotel,San Antonio, TX

The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX

The Bexar County Justice Center, San Antonio, TX

The Soberina Westin Hotel, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Marina Hotel at St. John's Place, Jacksonville, Florida

 Private Collectors:

Alvin Robinson, Spur

Red McCombs, San Antonio, TX

Curtis Gunn, San Antonio, TX


Publications:
2017- Somerset Studio- Art Journaling magazine- July

2012- Seed Package Designs. Seed packages available through www.jardinseeds.com

2012- Book: Contemporary Painters, by Danijela Dracun & Charles McFadden

Published by Schiffer. Avaliable through www.amazon.com

 

Exhibitions:

2017- Twin Sisters Restaurant, San Antonio, TX- August

2016-2017-Cappy's Restaurant, San Antonio, TX,
Opening December, for one month


2014- GAGA show the Rainbow Quilt, Southwest School of Art,

2012- GAGA show at The Bright Shawl, San Antonio . August

2012- GAGA show Rockport Center for the Arts. July

2008- Bhil Haus Invitational- Yellow Roses Show 

2008- Del Rio Firehouse Gallery- One Person Show

Awards:

2009-San Antonio Watercolor Group Show- Equal Merit Award

2007- Texas Watercolor Society Show- Camellia Artists' Materials Award

2007-Coppinni Art Academy- First Place, Artist of the Month Award

1989 ,1971- San Antonio Art League Awards

Posters:
The Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Ft. Worth, TX, 1993

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 1993 and 1996

The Wesley Community Centers, San Antonio, TX 1994

 

Lesta Frank

cell: 210-316-3687