Theresa Franke | Artist

Theresa Franke Fine Art



Artist Statement

Theresa Franke, painter

Invoking the beauty of the ocean and the wonders within it, my paintings give a glimpse into watery worlds that are real and also imagined. I use traditional high-quality oil paints usually on gallery-wrapped canvas, though you may find a few exceptions. From fish to my favorite mermaids, I create colorful "frippery" paintings full of tranquil beauty.

All of my paintings are meant to bring joy and wonder to the viewer. I hope to draw you in to take a closer look and notice the fine details and blended colors. Paintings that connect with people who enjoy this rich ocean-side world of ours is my goal, whether you live here and love it, or live further away and want to bring a bit of this golden life home with you.


After 20 plus years as a Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator, I am finally following my quiet dream of creating original artwork to sell. Those who know me personally know this has always been a scary step, but I'm doing it! I'm also happily living in warm sunny Tampa Florida with my beautiful family.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've imagined" Thoreau

I'm living my dream.

Exhibition History (CV)

Holiday Art Show @ Five Deuces Galleria
Five Deuces Galleria
December 2021