Francesca at home in her Colorado wildlife garden
I am overwhelmed preparing to leave for Italia in less than 3 weeks. I am excited to see my family and friends again. Cortona, the "Under the Tuscan Sun" quaint hilltop Etruscan village is where I have chosen to settle down. I will be living there for almost 4 months -- the longest period ever. Italia slows my life down and allows me to LIVE and smell te cappuccino!

Ciao tutti,
Francesca Elisabetta

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Andiamo! Newspaper: 'The Eye of the Tiger
  Heralded as an animal rights activist and wildlife painter, Francesca doesn't describe herself as either, instead this internationally acclaimed artist was "following her passion."

"I didn't set out to make a political statement," notes Owens. "The tiger was the perfect expression of color and contrast." The divorced mother of two will soon be living "Under the Tuscan Sun."  Following her showing in Cortona, she'll spend the summer painting the Tuscan countryside and teaching in Austria at the International Styrian's Summer Fest. "My newest endeavor is a series of Italian landscapes," notes Owens. "In part, it is a repayment of the debt I owe to my family, my heritage and my culture." -- by Tracy Aiella

 Wildlife artist lends her brush to tiger conservation
When Francesca Owens heard about the current upsurge in trafficking the tiger parts that has lead to the disappearance of tigers from many Indian tiger reserves and other tiger range countries, she decided to take action the way she knows best, with her brush.
-- by Brian Gratwicke
 Celebration of the Arts Festival & Fundraiser
  On December 3, 2005, Francesca's Save The Tigers Fund series was exhibited for the first time, As the curator of the show, Francesca featured 14 local artists. A second event was held that included a wine tasting and silent art auction -- these efforts were co-chaired by Francesca Owens and Laurie Balligeer. Over $1000 was raised and donated to Save The Tiger fund in Washington D.C.
 Art Alliance of Littleton (AAL) Artist of the Month / Museum  'Wildlife artist has a tiger striped comet by the tail'
  Francesca Owens calls Grant Ranch, Colorado her home base. The bigger picture shows her literally soaring around the glob propelled by exuberant energy, and passionate interest in tiger conservation. Her Heritage piece was selected to hang at the Smithsonian's local affiliate, the Littleton Historical Museum.  -- by Jane Dennison
 Wilson Adams Show  Living Images: A Group Show
  A child artist recently saw a story about Francesca in the Highlands Ranch Herald and came all the way down to her recent show to meet her and get her autograph. She is the inspiration for a future project to pair artistically gifted children with emerging artists. The project will be named the Autumn Project in gratitude to Francesca's newest artist friend, Autumn Bliss Gale.




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