P.O. Box 1265, Clearwater, FL, 33756
Image making for me is an intrinsic part of who I am. I interpret my world in a visual manner, and over time have developed a visual vocabulary that allows me to define and communicate my intentions in a two dimensional format. I look for patterns, see rhythms, observe the layers of my environment, and give attention to the overlooked and the obscure. I feel the biggest attribute of being an artist is simply paying attention.
Historical art processes intrigue me, and I enjoy researching and experimenting with these techniques. In keeping with a traditional realism process, I prefer to work from life using oil paint. Working from a live model environment for painting offers an ideal situation to interpret form and color, and respond to its subtle nuances. I tend to push the boundaries of those color articulation. In my drawings, I usually begin on silverpoint paper and I use silver, gold, graphite, and wax pencils to draw with. I feel my work represents a quiet, contemplative, modern minimalist look at select moments in time.
The award winning artwork of Francine Ditton has been displayed in galleries and cultural centers, including the Lore Degenstein Art Gallery in Selinsgrove PA, The Saville Gallery in Cumberland MD, The 621 Gallery in Tallahassee FL, the Brevard Art Museum in Melbourne FL, the Ferencvarosi Pincegallery in Budapest, the Florida Museum for Women Artists in DeLand FL, the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa FL, the von Liebig Art Center in Naples FL, the FSU Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, FL, and The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
Her work is featured in both private and corporate collections nationally, including Duck Rabbit, Bellwether Enterprises, The Give A Child A Smile Foundation, and the City of Clearwater, Florida.