Fran Rowe has been painting and drawing all her life. Born in 1941 in Wichita Falls, Texas, she is the daughter of a small-town preacher and his wife, the church pianist and organist. She always loved running around outside and was more of a tomboy than her mother would have preferred.  Rowe works in oils on linen and occasionally in watercolor and pastel. She wishes to bear witness to the natural beauty she sees in the piles of rocks, the clouds, the looming canyon walls, seeing her work as an act of worship, a spiritual practice for her.  Rowe has been recognized both regionally and nationally, through Oil Painters of America, Contemporary Masters and others.