Francine Dufour Jones

Artist and Instructor

Hi, my name is Francine Dufour Jones. I grew up traveling as my dad was in the Air Force. I feel fortunate to have lived in many places and experience different cultures. I continued to travel working for American Airlines for many years. I finally settled down in beautiful Alaska with the love of my life Ken, and our dog Buddy.

I am a professional artist and instructor. My art has been in galleries in Hawaii, Laguna Beach, Ca. Vista CA, Anchorage, and Girdwood Alaska. I owned the “Art Spirit Gallery” for years in Laguna Beach on “Gallery Row” I later decided it takes a lot of time and effort to run a gallery and I would rather be painting. I teach many in-person classes and workshops. I also teach online. I have had an online silk painting course for around 16 years, I have an alcohol ink ongoing online course, and I am currently developing classes in other art forms and mixed media.

I am a Marabu Artist Educator. I am a Founding Contributor for the Alcohol Ink Community. I think my travels have influenced me on the fact that I love many forms of art. I come from an artist family and have been an artist my entire life. I am classically trained in art starting from the basic building blocks. The basic art fundamentals translate into any medium. I love to experiment with different mediums and see how I can learn and relate to one another. Some of the mediums that have enchanted me are oils, watercolor, acrylics, alcohol inks, silk painting, digital painting, various mixed media products, pastels, pens, and ink.

I enjoy sharing what I have learned and new techniques. I am continually taking classes and giving classes. I am so amazed and thankful for the wonderful artists and students I have met along the way who are willing to share their tips and art. I am grateful for the time we live in and how the Internet has made the world a small place. I am in awe of the technology that allows us to communicate with each other. There is instant translation so that language is no longer a barrier. Wow…. what magic!

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