Francine Hurd 's pastel painting of a misty Mendocino day, the rocks and sea stacks giving way to the headlands in the far distance. Image size 16 inches by 14 inches, framed size 22.5 inches by 18.5 inches framed in black with gold accents.
The pure beautiful colors – the spontaneity and permanence of Pastels and Oil have been an influence in Francine’s art. Landscapes and Figurative work are her favorite subjects. She loves the feeling of the quiet inner peacefulness in painting California’s hills, trees and coastal scenes. And the Impressionist Art Era continues to inspire her with work in the mediums of Pastels and Oil.
She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC), earning the award in 1998. She was honored with the Cala Color Award given at the 2009 Pastel Society International Exhibit at the Triton Museum in San Jose.