I take cues from my urban experiences, vast travel background, and love of color. My final paintings are completed in oil but my process includes the exploration of various media. Some of my mixed media pieces include papers gathered from our Mandarin studies and travel around the globe. Since I have spent quite a bit of time sketching on site, I bring that experience and memory combined with photographic reference to create new paintings. I tend to work in series whether it be of walls, doors, or even motorbikes as a way to explore the memories of place. My paintings are intended to be a cultural catalogue of experiences and places.
Originally from New York City, Francine Hsu Davis recently spent the past two years living abroad in Taipei, Taiwan to learn the language and cultural history of her family. Formally trained as an architect, Francine started drawing at a young age and attended fine art courses at The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, and SVA in NYC. She draws daily to keep her pencil sharp. Her current subjects include urban landscapes and memories of her travel throughout Asia primarily using oil paint.