francine mabie

francine mabie

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As an artist, I have always been drawn to the essence of an emotion elicited by my subject. Whether it is with a brush or a camera, the guidelines to my imagery remains the same. A well thought out composition and the direction of the light is essential. What is it that I can offer the viewer that draws them in, can cause them to recount a memory and speaks to them directly? Whether it’s a painting evoking the power of the thoroughbred racing with the heart of a champion or an orchid that suggest human emotions. My paintings as well as my photographs are my way to illicit human emotions that we all relate to on some level. I feel passionate about the more recent works that have demanded an image outta my head. I hope for some connection to us all as members of the human race. Figures twisted together, the plight of a human being, a child, an American flag rendered with honor, an American flag painted to show the hypocrisy of it all, the passion and sorrow of social injustice. Still important to me is how does a subject sit in the atmosphere…how does the light play upon the surface that makes it come alive. People tell me what they see and often it’s entirely different than what I was trying to express…and is it not the ultimate compliment for an artist to have a work speak directly and intimately to another?

Francine (Stuart) Mabie (née Costantini) was born in New York City and raised in the Catskills. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in studio art.




Social Injustice



Cactus



Doors of Ragusa



Roses



The Beach



Reflections



Clouds



Cayman Islands



Sunflowers



The Mansion



Banyans



Open Seas



Christmas



Monochromatic plus one



The Thoroughbred



American Flag Series



Atmosphere



Being Human