Frances Karlsson

Painter of the North Country

1925 - 2009

"Faith of our Fathers"

Giclee Fine Art Edition
FK1- Small Paper Edition 5" x 14.75" ~ $40
Medium Paper Edition 6" x 17.25" ~
Small stretched Canvas Edition 7" x 20" ~ $100
Medium stretched Canvas Edition 8" x 23 ~ $130

Giclee Fine Art Editions

Paper Giclees are on Somerset Velvet paper, acid free & archival with a generous 2-inch white border

Canvas giclees are on high quality Parrot UltraWhite Matte Canvas, an 11oz pH-Neutral cotton/polyester fine art textured substrate with a UV protective surface coating. Canvas giclees are stretched over Frederix wooden bars, ready to hang as is or to frame.

Crossroads Church
Framed 18 x 24

Framed 19 x 28

More Karlsson Paintings

Frances Karlsson in The Cottage Studio
on the farm in Minnesota

Frances Elizabeth Karlsson

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Frances Karlsson paints from her farm studio in northern Minnesota. Trained first as a pen and ink illustrator she worked for Zondervan Publishing and Scripture Press until watercolor and pastel became her favorite mediums.

A well educated artist, Frances attended the American Academy of Art and has studied with many noted artists including Zoltan Szabo, Ed Whitney, Murray Wentworth, Martin Ahearne, Betty Lou Schlemm, and Douglas Dawson.

Frances Karlsson works from ideas generated from the family farm and surrounding countryside. From scenes of storm clouds chasing a farmer from the fields to the quaint Swedish country church to a milk pail temporarily holding a bouquet of daisies, she portrays her love of the natural beauty around her.

Frances is in demand as a teacher and is dedicated to passing on her knowledge to her students. She built a cottage on the farm to enable her to teach. She has won numerous awards and her paintings have been featured in various publications. She has taught or exhibited in more than 25 communities. Besides a series of limited edition prints, her work is also available in a note card collection. Her paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Grand Forks Herald, Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance, Border State Bank, Minnkota Power, Simmons Advertising, First National Bank, and Piper and Jaffrey.

The McBride Gallery is pleased to represent the work of this talented artist.

Northern Lights
Pastel 6.5" x 10"

Distant Mountain Patterns
Watercolor 6" x 10"

Autumn's Palette
Watercolor 7" x 10"

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