2nd Place Winner of the Native American Indian Pride contest on Fine Art America is Olivia Francis.
Olivia was born in Quanah, Texas on July 4th, 1952.
Her nationality includes: Cherokee, Comanche, Irish, Dutch,
Scotch, French, and Italian.
‘I’m what some refer to as a “mutt!”
She began developing her artistic abilities from the age of five
thanks to her artistic father who nurtured her in that direction
with a gentle nudge using an imagination building art game called
Scribble. “My father was my best friend, my hero and my biggest fan!”
He still 'is' in my heart...
Choice of medium and subject matter include:
Acrylic, Oil, Pencil/Color Pencil, Pen and Ink, mixed media,
scrimshaw, wood burning and photography.
Her favorite subjects are Native American,
Southwest, animals, scenery, portraits
Artwork history, (1974-present):
-Bankima Enterprises Santa Cruz, Ca.,
Created one of a kind scrimshaw pieces of various subjects etched onto ivory cabs.
-Prestige Stained Glass Company, Prescott, Az.
Designed and rendered patterns for stain glass windows.
-The Lost Dutchman Gallery, Prescott, Az.
Engraved various sizes and subjects onto ivory cabs.
-The Great American Picture Show, Prescott, Az.
Created twelve color pencil floral designs,
that were distributed worldwide.
-Native American Flutes, Weatherford, TX.
Worked as an artist/Designer/Seamstress for flutes, leather flute bags and accessories.
Job-included wood burning and painting geometric designs, animals, etc. on
various sized flutes and leather flute bags.
(Airbrush artist and Sculptress were also among her various titles.)
Also: designed artwork for the
Weatherford, TX. Annual Peach Festival T-shirts in 1997 and 2000.
The George Phippen Memorial Art Show in Prescott, Az. 1983,
and various other Art and Craft shows including the yearly Weatherford and
Mineral Wells Art Association Shows where her art was honored with many ribbons
including 'Best of' and 'Peoples choice'.
* Other interests include writing and illustrating children's books.
Her magnificent piece that won second place: