Jezebel Gallery » Hosted Artists » John DeFrance

Pagosa Serenity Spirit Thunder
Pagosa Serenity Spirit Thunder
Sangre de Cristo (Blue Sky, Red Rocks) Long Shadows over Sangre de Cristo
Sangre de Cristo
(Blue Sky,Red Rocks)
Long Shadows over Sangre de Cristo


 John DeFrance - Artist Biography and Artist Statement

  My first memories of art were from elementary school. I did not care much about school but I was determined to have the best art project. Things did not change much as time went on and school never seemed to catch my fancy until college. I attended Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, Italy and back to Texas Tech University where I graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in painting. Eventually realizing that employers were not beating down the door to hire recent BFA graduates I decided to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico and embark on a dream.

  The dream led me to Colorado, Los Angeles, New York, England and eventually Dallas, Texas in 1998. Dallas was kind enough to introduce me to my future wife and she was kind enough to later introduce me to my daughter in 2008. We currently reside in Midland Texas, a place of little distraction and also where I spent most of my youth.

  While in Dallas, I co-founded a mural business (Resurrection Art Group Services) with my friend and mentor Daniel Emmerick Pedigo This business provided us with many opportunities to work for some of the prominent Dallas families. For me it felt as if I was getting paid to go back to school. The challenges, the expectations, the struggles, truly began to forge my artistic skills. We were forced to become sound in multiple artistic disciplines to compete and I believe that is evident in my body of work as a whole.

  Creating art has truly been a passion as long as I can remember. It’s like a parrot on my shoulder that won’t shut up. I have been creating almost daily for 20 years and I feel like I am just now getting warmed up.

Fluidity, state of change, evolution.

A reflection of the principles in life that allow us to evolve, adapt, overcome.

Discover in failure, experiment, and experience.

Bathe in a moment.

Risk, trust, UN-predict the future and pray obedient.

Art, a rebellious escape of who you have become.

A willing pursuit, revealing the nature of who we truly are.

Limitless.

John DeFrance 2012

 Exhibitions

 Honors and Awards

 

lebron 11 jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 Legend Blue sac louis vuitton black infrared 6s jordan 11 Legend Blue Lebron 11 legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared lebron 12 lebron 11 coach outlet Legend Blue 11s legend blue 11s Legend Blue 11s lebron 11 Biscayne michael kors outlet jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s jordan 11 sac louis vuitton beats by dre cheap lebron 12 legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet lebron 11 jordan retro 6 legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s lebron 12 beats by dre cheap beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue jordan 11 legend blue Nike kd vii legend blue 11s michael kors outlet coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s Legend Blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s coach outlet online black toe 14s jordan 11 jordan 11 jordan retro 6 michael kors outlet black infrared 6s michael kors outlet lebron 12 jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre cheap legend blue 11s lebron 12 jordan 6 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue legend blue 11s black infrared 6s coach outlet online cheap jordans jordan 11 michael kors outlet retro jordans michael kors outlet jordan retro 6 Legend Blue 11s beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue 11s cheap jordans black infrared 6s jordan 11 Legend Blue jordan retro 6 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s jordan retro 11 jordan 6 coach outlet online louis vuitton outlet coach factory outlet legend blue 11s michael kors uk legend blue 11s black infrared 6s louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s cheap oakley sunglasses coach outlet online lebron 11 coach outlet online louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap cheap jordans jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet jordan 6 black infrared jordan retro 6 lebron 12 jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s lebron 12 legend blue 11s legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared nike kd vii easy money black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s black infrared 6s lebron 11 coach outlet online jordan retro 11 black infrared 6s jordan 6 cheap oakley sunglasses jordan retro 6 jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared sac louis vuitton jordan 11 legend blue coach outlet online lebron 12 legend blue 11s sac louis vuitton coach factory outlet Nike kd vii Easy Money legend blue 11s lebron 12 Legend Blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s beats by dre cheap louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s legend blue 11s legend blue 11s lebron 11 coach factory outlet kate spade outlet lebron 11 Biscayne jordan 11 legend blue black infrared 6s lebron 12 jordan 6 black infrared jordan 6 black infrared beats by dre cheap jordan 11 legend blue Legend Blue 11s black infrared 6s black infrared 6s retro jordans ferrari 14s legend blue 11s black infrared 6s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet legend blue 11s michael kors outlet cheap jordans cheap oakley sunglasses legend blue 11s legend blue 11s lebron 12 black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s Nike kd vii Easy Money michael kors uk Lebron 11 legend blue 11s black toe 14s beats by dre cheap jordan retro 6