A painter for over twenty years, Frances Foster first studied fine art at Dawson College in Montreal and Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College in British Columbia. She received honors in painting and drawing and won the Inveresk scholarship for drawing in 1988.
Returning to her native Montreal, she received a bachelor’s degree in fine art at Concordia University in 1990.
A passionate and accomplished painter, her large and small-scale paintings evoke surreal and mythical scenes that address the unconscious through various thematic and colour juxtapositions.
She has been involved in non-profit arts organizations, participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the years, while always remaining true to her roots as a painter. Her works can be found in public and private collections across Canada and the United States. Her work was recently added to the Colart Collection in 2009, based in Montreal.
She lives and paints in her studio in an industrial building situated in the heart of Montreal’s little Italy.
2010-11 Esplanade Art Project, 6750 de l’Esplanade, Montreal
1996 Les Salles Gesu, “Veine Maitresse” Montreal
1993 Les Salles Gesu, “Les Pieces Prive” Montreal
2010 Montreal General Hospital, Art auction and exhibition
2009 Montreal General Hospital, Annual art show
2005 Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Art Auction
2005 Chase Art, Small-Formats, Beacsonfield
2004 By-Hand, Toronto
2003 Les Femmeuses, Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil
2000 Observatoire 4, Galeries Ephemeres, Montreal
1992 Dorval Cultural Centre, Dorval