PAINTER francine gravel

Title of Master in the Fine Arts

Francine’s work is found around the world with private collections in Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Japan, Spain, and USA.

Francine Gravel was born in Montreal on March 17th, 1944. She studied at the Montreal School of Fines Arts under Albert Dumouchel and Pierre Ayot and obtained a Diploma in painting and printmaking in 1965. She then obtained a teaching certificate in 1966 and taught in Quebec and Ontario in a number of schools and art centers. From 1967 – 1969 she travelled in Europe, working for the most part in Belgium.

Upon her return to Canada, she worked in Toronto then moved to Calgary, where she taught at the Alberta College of Arts until 1976. She then accepted a teaching position at Concordia University from 1976 – 1977 before moving to Vancouver, where she lived and worked until 1986.

At that time she took up residence in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where she now has her permanent studio. She has worked here as a painter, printmaker and poet since 1978