Francene Levinson

Artist in Portland, Oregon

Francene Levinson

Artist in Portland, Oregon

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Francene Levinson – Digital Painter - Bio

Francene Levinson, Portland, Oregon, digital artist since 2014, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944. Her art education includes a BA Fine Art, Brooklyn College, N.Y.C. 1966, and MA, Art-Ed- 1969, and an Ed.S from Nova University in 1993. She studied art with Ad Reinhardt, and Philip Pearlstein, both of whom were prominent artists of their time. These artist-instructors significantly influenced her knowledge of color, form and composition.

She was married in 1971 and raised her children in Plainview, N.Y. The family moved to Florida in 1986. Widowed in 2005, she resided in Boca Raton, Florida until 2014.

Ms. Levinson’s art career includes 15 years as an art teacher: five years in Brooklyn, New York until 1971 and later, ten years in Florida, from 1993 to 2003. Her art program included teaching computer fine art skills. She received an educational grant from Wacom, Inc. for digital pads and pens for her students who ultimately won numerous computer art awards several years in a row; particularly, the 3M Digital Bill Board Competition ’94,’95,’96.

When she first moved to Florida in 1986, she studied stone carving at Montoya Studios, Palm Beach, FL. This study would later influence her work in 3D modular paper sculpture. Her paper sculptures earned her many accolades and awards. “First Place Award” in 2010 Biennial - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL and “Best in Show” at Delray Beach, On the Avenue 2012.

Coming full circle back to her drawing and computer skills she now creates digital paintings. Her painting genre is parametric abstraction. Her portfolio is inspired by the forces found in nature and implied in the human experience. Parametric painting requires mastery of the capabilities of geometric parameters and inspiration to create art with them. The tools that are available to her within digital painting give her visual language a voice. She also thinks it is a freeing, satisfying and ultimately limitless fine art medium in which she is able to explore and share visual art. Her primary applications are GIMP, Amberlight, and Sumo Paint. She uses a Wacom pad and pen in addition to a wireless mouse.

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