FRAN SCULLY'S work has been featured in the Scully Gallery in both Perkins Cove and 680 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine, since 1973 and she has spent summers in Ogunquit since 1951. These fine art galleries highlight her paintings of landscapes, seascapes and floras.
INSPIRATION for paintings comes from her admiration of nature---her love of the rugged coast line and landscapes of Maine, the magical beauty of Ogunquit's Marginal Way and picturesque Perkins Cove, as well as the countryside settings of Maine and Connecticut. Critics have described her watercolor florals as having fragility combined with a freedom of their own. Her gentle touch with the delicacy and freshness of flowers shown through her watercolor paintings reveals her warm personal feeling for nature in all forms.
FRAN studied at the University of Hartford Art School, Bay Path College, Asnuntuck College and with many nationally known artists. She has exhibited widely in regional, national and solo shows and has received numerous awards. For 15 years, she served as President of the Academic Artists Association based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Her work is represented in permanent public and private collections throughout the world.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
2014 - National Watercolor Society Exhibition, San Diego, California
2012 - American Artists Professional League, National Exhibition, New York City - Landscape Award
2010 - Mississippi Watercolor Society National Watercolor Exhibit, Miss. Museum of Art, Jackson, Miss.
Miniature Painters Society, Washington, D.C. International Exhibition
2009 - Connecticut Watercolor Society - Watercolor Award
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 - Voted Best Art Gallery in York County, Maine
2006, 2005, 2004, 1999 - Voted Best Artist in York County, Maine
2003 - Academic Artists Assn. National Exhibition Top Watercolor Award (Honor Award)
West Hartford Art League - Watercolor Award
2002 - Allied Artists of America 89th National Exhibit - Watercolor Award, New York City
Rhode Island Watercolor Society - Watercolor Award
Academic Artists Assn. 52nd National Exhibition - Watercolor Award
2000 - Mississippi Watercolor Society 15th National Watercolor Exhibit, Mississippi Museum of Art,
1972 THRU 1999 - Academic Artists Assn. National Exhibitions
Grumbacher Gold Medallion Awards and Watercolor Awards
Conn. Watercolor Society - Purchase Award and Watercolor Awards
Springfield Art League National Exhibition - Mixed Media Award and Watercolor Award
Conn. Women Artists - Traditional Award, Best in Show and Watercolor Award
West Hartford Art League - Graphic Awards and First Awards for Painting
Wintonbury Art League - Purchase Award
New Haven Paint & Clay Club - Purchase Award and Watercolor Award
Canton Artists' Guild - Juror's Choice Award
New England Watercolor Society - First Award
New Britain Museum Exhibit - Second Award
Miniature Art Society of Florida - Highest Merit Award
Miniature Painters Society, Wash. D.C. - Second Award
Miniature Art Society of New Jersey - First Award
American Artists Professional League
New England Watercolor Society
Ogunquit Artists Assn.
Connecticut Watercolor Society
Academic Artists Assn. (Past President)
New Haven Paint & Clay Club
Connecticut Women Artists
North Shore Art Assn.
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
West Hartford Art League
2010 - "The Artistic Touch 4" by Christine M. Unwin
2002 - "The Collected Best of Watercolor" by Betty Lou Schlemm & Sara M. Doherty
1997 - "Painting Light & Shadow" (Best of Watercolor) by Betty Lou Schlemm & Sara M. Doherty