Raised in a family of artists, I have always been drawn to line & color from childhood. My grandparents’ farm in New Hampshire, along the Connecticut River Valley, allowed me to cultivate my view and fascination with the horizon line and its relationship between land, water & sky.

That was my early geographic center, my apparent horizon. My work honors my family legacy of both land stewardship and art and of appreciation of the simple beauty of the land through observation. Our world moves at an extreme pace. I find solace in nature and honor time spent while hiking & flyfishing in wild and remote places. Our individual memory defines our point of view. My personal retreat to simple stark landscape, comes via sense of place, color, light & memory.

Frances B. Ashforth
Frances B Ashforth in the studio

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