(WINDSOR, ON) – At last month’s Remembrance Day ceremonies, local Walkerville artist Nora Franko presented Windsor West MPP Brian Masse with her painting of the Canadian flag in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Masse agreed to ensure that it would have prominence on Parliament Hill.
For those interested in seeing more of Franko’s work, she is featured at a solo showing at Walkerville’s SHŌ Art, Spirit, and Performance, at 628 Monmouth Road. The exhibition will kick off with a reception on Friday from 7pm until 11pm.
Showings will be held on Saturday, between 7pm and 11pm, and Sunday from 1pm until 4pm.
Franko has entitled the show Awakening Woodland Winter, and works on display will include both large original oils and acrylics showcasing her preferred style of textured and vibrant landscapes within an impressionistic theme.
Those who attend the showing are invited to bring donations of hats, mittens, and scarves for The Windsor Youth Centre.
A self-taught artist, Franko works out of a home studio in Walkerville. To master her art, in her formative years she would devote her time to sketching and painting.
Over the past 15 years her concentration has been on drawing, painting, composition, and mixed technique, particularly with a fondness for textured surfaces and roughly contoured, uniquely sculpted, three dimensional mixed media work.
Franko also works on commissioned projects producing custom paintings which often, but not always, focus on landscape, abstract, abstract landscape, and expressionism, as well as collage and portrait. One of her pursuits is creating personalized paintings based on photographs supplied by her clients.