The Art of Fran Beallor   -   About the Artist


Most recently she visited Costa Rica, with it’s lush landscape, rich culture and atmosphere of “Pura Vida”. As she travels, Beallorcollects objects and toys that I will later paint. In my work, these objects evoke stories and memories that are both personal and universal.” Many of these objects can be seen in her paintings.

Not long ago, Beallor completed several life sized full-length portraits and a private mural commission in New York City, as well as  a still life commission and portraits of three siblings. She is available for commissions and for portraits of people and pets, homes and apartments.

Fran teaches art privately, to both adults and children. She tutors for High School art auditions and has helped many young students build competitive portfolios for both High School and College. Check out her Lessons page learn more about Fran’s teaching and to see examples of her students work.

Beallor’s art has been exhibited around the country at the Brattleboro and Hudson River Museums, the Butler Art Institute, North Miami Center for Contemporary Art and at the Sherry French and Grand Central Art Galleries on 57th Street in New York City. She has work in the collection of the Copelouzas Museum in Athens, Greece and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Her work has been featured in numerous reviews, articles, and interviews. Among her awards are the Elizabeth T. Greenshields’ Grant and the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Fellowship.  A Grant from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts helped mount an extensive retrospective exhibition of her work at the William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts in Rutherford, NJ in 1994.

After doing some art therapy training, she co-led & ran Artist Support Groups in NY City in the 1980s, which she describes as a rewarding & enlightening experience. She is still involved with several art groups.

A native New Yorker, daughter of an artist, granddaughter of an architect, Beallor spent her youth wandering the halls of New York’s museums and art galleries and began to draw around age three. At 15, she was invited into a special program for young artists at Pratt Institute. Later she attended Antioch College, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and the Art Student’s League. She lives with her husband, Dan Gluck, and their daughter and son.

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“Look closely at the paintings of Fran Beallor and you're

likely to see more than meets the eye.

Her fanciful paintings ... are intricately crafted ... filled with details

and colorful nuances.”

                                                                 -Barbara Gallo Farrell  

Read Farrell’s Poughkeepsie Journal interview with Fran at this link.

Fran Beallor’s light filled Manhattan apartment is studio and home,

where she paints her “still lifes that are not so still” as well as

traditional figurative oils and watercolors with a contemporary twist.

Beallor loves to travel, and has visited Europe, North, South and Central America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.



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