Photo Painting ... by Fran Forman

At our April 22 Technical Series meeting approximately 40 BCA members and guests were treated to an inspirational introduction to Fran Forman’s remarkable world of creativity and imagination. Fran is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist who works in a technique she calls Photo Painting. Primarily using Photoshop and a Wacom tablet, she composites elements from multiple photographic images, modifies and blends them, adds color and texture, and more, to create compelling flights of fancy. Hers is truly a world of infinite possibility, with the outcome determined only by the artist’s own sensibility. The evening was highly interactive, with many questions from the group about her inspiration and process, and how those have evolved over time. It is well worth a visit to Fran’s web site at to read more about her and to see a selection of her work.