Fran Geiger’s bold, expressive abstract paintings are inspired by nature in all of its diversity and beauty, and scenes from her extensive travels. She shares the life-changing moment when she knew she wanted to be a painter: Hitchhiking through Europe in her mid-twenties, she wandered into a Paris art museum (now part of Musee d’Orsay), and saw the Impressionists for the first time. “The works simply blew me away,” she says.
Years later, after raising a family in her native Canada, she decided to pursue her lifelong goal to be a painter. She enrolled in college as an art major, and continued her art education when the family moved to Atlanta. Her first love was photography, and she explored the medium’s wide range of possibilities in her darkroom. That experimentation and love of abstract imagery led her to painting and collage, often using her photographs as a starting point.
Fran works from her studio in Atlanta, and her paintings hang in private and corporate collections in the United States and Canada.