Francesca at home in her Colorado wildlife garden
|FROM THE ARTIST'S DESK:
La Dolce Viva
Viva, the sweet life appears as we transition into our
Tuscana home and the generosity of the Cortonnese people
lifts our spirits during this time. Antonia's adjusting well
to her "Italian only" speaking school. I prepare for mia
mostra/exhibition with international award-winning
Margaret A. Leone. Working at
I share my ART and passion for Italian life with people from
Africa, Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, England, Finland,
Denmark, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, Netherlands,
Scotland, Switzerland, and USA.
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Spacio Art Studio 310.489.4560
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New Friends from
Banerjee found Francesca from the STT site and wrote her
of the present
Tiger crisis in India. He and his wife live in New Delhi, India
and are working journalists.
Ananda has a
interest in various environmental issues, especially
in wildlife conservation, and works with various government and
non-government groups. He is an avid "twicher."
AAL Awards Francesca the '2006 Fellowship Award'
Arts Alliance of Littleton chose Francesca as one of their
four winners for the annual "Fellowship Award," given to artists
for an individual creative endeavor to be exhibited October
2006. "Francesca's The Doors of Passage-Cortona Italy won; the
heartwarming series is to be created in Italy this year as a
tribute to her heritage. Her approach to art is deliberate, as
she conquers her life as an artist," wrote Deb Place, President
of the AAL
'I knew I had to have it,'
thought Judy Rose
The Abbey of Monte Cassino, a watercolor collage, is now in the
private collection of Larry and Judy Rose.
"I first saw this
work on Francesca Owens' web site," says Mrs. Rose, "and I knew
I had to have it. I called her immediately and made the
appointment to meet her at her studio that evening. It's such a
compelling piece. My husband was delighted when I brought it
home. He was fascinated by the historical aspects of the
The Abbey of Monte Cassino is the artist's tribute to her mother
and her Italian heritage. The work depicts Owens' mother in her
first communion gown on a pedestal, superimposed over the
pastoral valley from which her family emigrated. The abbey was
the target of a tragic bombing incident during World War II.
Citta' di Cortona's Giostra Dell'
Five royal families
and their courts represented their 1/5 section of Cortona's city
during this 10 day celebration. Each section competes in archery
competitions, flag throwing demonstrations, falconry
exhibitions, and the re-enactment of Francesco Casli and Antonia
Salimbeni's famous 1937 wedding. The city honors its patron
Saint Margarita with a live play involving more than 250 of
Cortona's residents parading through its streets in full
medieval costumes. Francesca was honored this year by being
invited to be part of the Quintiere Peccioberardi's royal court,
the Court of the Sun.
Francesca and Nia as
family of nobility.
Pre-release offer: Tiger Gaze Limited Edition Giclée
The Tiger Gaze is now available as a limited edition framed giclée.
This is one of Francesca's most highly acclaimed pieces and is
her interpretation of the hypnotic lure of the tiger. To place your order or get more details for
your limited edition Tiger Gaze,
please click here.
Leopard in Deep was
featured in the "What's New" Section in the April 2006 issue of
this national magazine.