Mary Frances Spears
Painting, drawing, photography
Mary Frances is an artist living and working in and around San Antonio Texas. She is a conceptual artist recently painting with encaustic, oil and cold wax, and acrylic mediums. Her focus is most often center on environmental concerns and our human connections and dependency on our earth. She has also created works exploring the effects of domestic violence, long term illness, and most recently lessons from earth. Series and exhibitions include; Ashes to Ashes, Broken Beauty, of the soil, Flight Lines, Unceasing Prayer, and Broken. In 2013, Mary Frances starting teaching with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS). She soon added community classes and demonstrations through local arts programs. Teaching foundations and Advanced drawing classes renewed her love of teaching and confirmed a passion for encouraging creative explorations as a fundamental aspect of being human.