Karen Francis

Cordova, TN


Born in Memphis, TN and graduated from Rhodes College, I lived in McLean, VA for 29 years, married and raised my children there, following teaching at the University of Georgia in Athens for two years. After working in corporate America a few years, I took an art classes at the Corcoran School of Art in DC, the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, The New York Art Students League, and George Mason Univ. in VA. Once my vision improved, I lost my husband, so am no longer married. This is why my original paintings carry various last names, such as some with Francis and some with Rugala, indicated by KFR, etc.

I currently live in the Memphis area and exhibit art here and online. I seek to create harmonious images and often find inspiration from travels. My paintings and prints are in numerous collections. Details of my art journey may be found at Art Promotions website www.artpro.com. I paint primarily in oil and explore digital art expressions and I thank God for my many blessings.

Please send me an email at kfrancis427@gmail.com to let me know of my work ordered from this site or to arrange for purchase of originals. Fine Art America is the authorized publisher of prints of my work. Their watermark saying "Fine Art America" that appears across the lower right on some images on this site will NOT appear on the completed prints which are created when you order through the online shopping cart. Click on the images to see price and frame options. These prints are each custom printed only as an order comes in. Each print carries a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.

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Some posters for new feature film, Christmas Ride, which I scripted, and other artworks are in the widget below. Click into the picture in this widget that you are interested in, to learn more:

This feature film is now in a DCP version. Cinemas interested in booking it may call 901 289-4939 or write kfrancis427@gmail.com. I produced the film with cooperation by Yarbrough Media Productions. More about the film at www.artprofilms.com, christmastide.wordpress.com, and facebook.com/ChristmasRide.

Thank you for visiting. --Karen Francis


Autumn Farmers Market by Karen Francis


Woman at the Wall by Karen Francis


After the Ride by Karen Francis


Museum of Appalachia Block Collage by Karen Francis


CHRISTMAS RIDE Poster 16 by Karen Francis


Appalachian Petal Power by Karen Francis


Not So Long Ago by Karen Francis


Art Word Cloud 1 by Karen Francis


Pittsburgh PA Riverfront Collage by Karen Francis


Virginia Beach Life is a Ball by Karen Francis


Jackson TN Casey Jones by Karen Francis


Appalachian Museum Flower Design by Karen Francis


Appalachian Museum Pattern Design by Karen Francis


Rhodes College in Memphis Tennessee by Karen Francis


Memphis Skyline View from Pyramid by Karen Francis


Travel in Time to Renaissance by Karen Francis


The Grant House by Karen Francis


Wild Wild West by Karen Francis


Dreaming of San Miguel by Karen Francis


Joie de Vivre by Karen Francis


Summer by Karen Francis


Homeward Bound Evening Sky by Karen Francis


Filled with the Spirit by Karen Francis


Palm Tree of Palm Springs CA by Karen Francis


Palm Trees of Daytona Florida by Karen Francis


Palm Trees at Ca d' Zan by Karen Francis


Palm Trees of Oyster Bay by Karen Francis


Spring by Karen Francis


Lichterman Nature Center by Karen Francis


Lion in the Park by Karen Francis


Arkansas Exit from Pedestrian Bridge by Karen Francis


Arkansas View from Pedestrian Bridge by Karen Francis


Fountain of Life by Karen Francis


Ready to Receive by Karen Francis


Sculpture Garden Postcard by Karen Francis


Dixon Gallery Gardens by Karen Francis


Skateboard Park by Karen Francis


Sweet William by Karen Francis


Harahan Bridge Memphis by Karen Francis


Iron and Steel by Karen Francis


Tracks to Nowhere by Karen Francis


Building a Bridge by Karen Francis


Steam Punk Wheel Chains by Karen Francis


Industrial Spans by Karen Francis


Salt and Pepper I C by Karen Francis


Flowers of Remembrance by Karen Francis


Les Fleurs de Mai by Karen Francis


Without Fret by Karen Francis