This year's Travelling Exhibit features artist Dean Francis who lives and works out of his home/studio near Empress, Saskatchewan. He is known for portraying on canvas, the light, diversity, and beauty of the Western Canadian Prairies. This exhibit focuses on a selection of images of the sage-dotted short grass prairie, rhythmic coulees, dramatic skies and gnarled cottonwoods which surround us. With keen observation he has captured a mood and time in each image which in those moments is the essence of the
Dean's work has been shown at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Salon for the past eight years. In 1996 he developed Sagebrush Studios which is set within 20 acres of idyllic landscaped prairie gardens and has grown to include three old restored churches; two seasonal galleries and one working studio. With expanded gardens and water features, visitors are welcomed to a unique prairie experience of art and nature.
AIRdirondack Art Project